Country: Suriname

Number of People Groups

24

People Groups Unreached

2 (8.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

616,000

Population in Unreached

32,000 (5.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

48.53%

% Evangelical

17.20%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.3%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
Akuliyo, Wama Unknown Unknown Trio Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 2.00 % -
 Arab, Syrian 1,300 20,176,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Arawak, Lokono 2,400 26,000 Arawak Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 % -
 Aukan, Ndjuka 49,000 74,000 Aukan Christianity 80.00 % 12.00 % -
 Carib, Galibi 3,400 32,000 Carib Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
 Deaf 3,100 50,266,000 Language unknown Christianity 49.57 % -
 East Indian 179,000 1,349,000 Hindustani, Sarnami Christianity 48.00 % 24.02 % -
 Guyanese 72,000 379,000 Guyanese English Creole Christianity 86.00 % 20.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 7,200 79,840,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 13,000 44,249,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 7.50 % -
 Hmong Njua 2,400 783,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Indonesian 20,000 10,219,000 Indonesian Islam 16.00 % 5.60 % -
 Javanese, Caribbean 81,000 93,000 Javanese, Suriname Islam 35.00 % 7.75 % -
 Jewish, Dutch 200 33,000 Dutch Ethnic Religions ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kwinti 300 300 Kwinti Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
 Latin American, general 3,000 1,111,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 % -
 Saramaccan 32,000 35,000 Saramaccan Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 % 1
Saramaccan, Matawari 1,400 1,400 Saramaccan Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 0.50 % -
Sikiana Unknown 100 Sikiana Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
 Surinamese Creole, Sranan 140,000 538,000 Sranan Tongo Christianity 48.00 % 23.25 % -
Surinamese, Dutch-speaking 1,700 1,700 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 Tiriyo 2,400 3,300 Trio Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 1.00 % -
 Warao 500 50,000 Warao Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
Wayana 500 2,100 Wayana Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 % -
  Totals:  24 616,000         2 48.53 % 17.20 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 13,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 629,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Brokopondo 18,000
Commewijne 35,000
Coronie 3,800
Marowijne 20,000
Nickerie 38,000
Para 28,000
Paramaribo 272,000
Saramacca 19,000
Sipaliwini 42,000
Wanica 133,000
Provinces:  10 609,000
UN Country Population 629,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Levantine apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arawak arw 1 0 Bible Portions
Aukan djk 1 0 New Testament
Carib car 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 2 1 Complete Bible
Guyanese English Creole gyn 1 0 Bible Portions
Hindustani, Sarnami hns 1 0 New Testament
Hmong Njua hnj 1 0 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Javanese, Suriname jvn 1 0 Complete Bible
Kwinti kww 1 0 Unspecified
Saramaccan srm 2 1 New Testament
Sikiana sik 1 0 Unspecified
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Sranan Tongo srn 1 0 Complete Bible
Trio tri 2 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Warao wba 1 0 New Testament
Wayana way 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 21 24 2   13 16 13 15 5
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Suriname
  • Christian ministry in Suriname
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
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  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Suriname Statistics
People Groups 24
Unreached People Groups 2  (8.3%)
Population 616,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.7%
Population in Unreached 32,000  (5.2%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 48.5%
Percent Evangelical 17.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 66%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code NS
Official Language(s) Dutch
Literacy Rate 94%
Estimated Illiterate Population 37,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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