Suriname[so̵or′i näm′, so̵or′i nam′; Du so̵or′ə nä′mə]
The flag of Suriname, once known as Dutch Guiana.
Formerly (1948–1978) Su·ri·nam
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.