The flag of Suriname, once known as Dutch Guiana.
Suriname definition by Webster's New World
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country in NE South America: a former territory of the Netherlands, it became an independent republic in 1975: 63,251 sq mi (163,820 sq km); pop. 355,000; cap. Paramaribo
Suriname definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also Su·ri·nam Formerly Dutch Guiana
A country of northeast South America on the Atlantic Ocean. First colonized by the British, the region was ceded to the Dutch in 1667 and became an autonomous territory of the Netherlands in 1954. Full independence was achieved in 1975. Paramaribo is the capital and the largest city. Population: 471,000.
- Suˌri·na·meseˈ adjective & n.