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 (so͝o′rə-nä′mə) Formerly (1948-1978) Su·ri·nam (so͝or′ə-năm′, -näm′)
A country of northeast South America on the Atlantic Ocean. First colonized by the British, the region was ceded to the Netherlands as Dutch Guiana in 1667. It received limited autonomy in 1954 and achieved full independence in 1975. Paramaribo is the capital and the largest city.

Su′ri·na·mese′ (-nä-mēz′, -mēs′) adj. & n.
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(ˌsʊər əˈnɑ mə)

also Su•ri•nam

(ˈsʊər əˌnɑm, -ˌnæm)

a republic on the NE coast of South America: formerly a territory of the Netherlands; gained independence 1975. 431,156; 63,251 sq. mi. (163,820 sq. km). Cap.: Paramaribo.
Formerly, Dutch Guiana, Netherlands Guiana.
Su`ri•nam′er, n.
Su`ri•na•mese′ (-nəˈmiz, -ˈmis) n., pl. -mese, adj.
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Noun1.Suriname - a republic in northeastern South America on the AtlanticSuriname - a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Guiana - a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam
capital of Suriname, Paramaribo - the capital and largest city and major port of Surinam
Surinam River, Suriname River - a river in Suriname that flows northward to the Atlantic
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I was lucky to be a part of an inspirational change-making journey in the Republic of Suriname, South America, by youth members from Green Hope.
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