Country: Suriname

Number of People Groups

24

People Groups Unreached

2 (8.3%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

606,000

Population in Unreached

32,000 (5.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

48.54%

% Evangelical

17.13%

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 19,826,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Arawak, Lokono 2,300 24,000 Arawak Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 % -
 Aukan, Ndjuka 48,000 72,000 Aukan Christianity 80.00 % 12.00 % -
 Carib, Galibi 3,300 31,000 Carib Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
 Deaf 3,100 49,091,000 Language unknown Christianity 49.57 % -
 East Indian 176,000 1,335,000 Hindustani, Sarnami Christianity 48.00 % 24.02 % -
 Guyanese 71,000 373,000 Guyanese English Creole Christianity 86.00 % 20.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 7,100 79,773,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 13,000 44,197,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 7.50 % -
 Hmong Njua 2,300 773,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Indonesian 20,000 10,061,000 Indonesian Islam 16.00 % 5.60 % -
 Javanese, Caribbean 79,000 91,000 Javanese, Suriname Islam 35.00 % 7.75 % -
 Jew, Dutch 200 33,000 Dutch Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kwinti 300 300 Kwinti Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
 Latin American, general 2,900 1,097,000 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 138,000 532,000 Sranan Tongo Christianity 48.00 % 23.25 % -
Surinamese, Dutch-speaking 1,600 1,600 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 Tiriyo 2,300 3,100 Trio Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 1.00 % -
 Warao 500 49,000 Warao Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
Wayana 500 2,000 Wayana Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 % -
  Totals:  24 606,000         2 48.54 % 17.13 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 12,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 618,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Brokopondo 17,000
Commewijne 33,000
Coronie 3,600
Marowijne 19,000
Nickerie 36,000
Para 27,000
Paramaribo 257,000
Saramacca 18,000
Sipaliwini 39,000
Wanica 126,000
Provinces:  10 576,000
UN Country Population 618,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken 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   12 16 13 15 5
Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Suriname. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Suriname
  • Christian ministry in Suriname
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Suriname Statistics
People Groups 24
Unreached People Groups 2  (8.3%)
Population 606,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.7%
Population in Unreached 32,000  (5.3%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 48.5%
Percent Evangelical 17.1%
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 36,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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