Discover > All Regions / Continents > All Countries > Region: Central and South America > Country: Suriname
Country Code (FIPS):
Suriname
  • People Groups
  • People Progress
  • People Photos
  • Languages
  • Religions
  • Ministries
  • Details
Suriname – People Groups
(Click headings for sorting )
Definitions:
Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
People Groups
(click people name for profile)
Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Afro-Guyanese72,000Y20.00 %86.00 %5 ChristianityGuyanese Creole EnglishP
Afro-Guyanese
  
Akuliyo, WamaY2.00 %18.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsAkurio M
Akuliyo, Wama of Suriname
T
Arab, Syrian2,7000.10 %6.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of Suriname
T
Arawak, Lokono3,100Y4.00 %92.00 %4 ChristianityArawak   
Aukan, Ndjuka32,000Y12.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityAukanP
Aukan, Ndjuka
 T
Carib, Galibi3,000Y12.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsCarib   
DeafY13.80 %48.00 %5 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Han Chinese, Cantonese6,4005.00 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, YueP
Han Chinese, Cantonese
 T
Han Chinese, Hakka8,8007.50 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, HakkaP
Han Chinese, Hakka
 T
Hmong Njua2,1001.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsHmong NjuaP
Hmong Njua
M
Hmong Njua of Suriname
T
Indonesian16,0005.60 %16.00 %4 IslamIndonesianP
Indonesian
  
Javanese, Caribbean87,000Y5.00 %35.00 %4 IslamJavanese, SurinameP
Javanese, Caribbean
  
Jew, Dutch200Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsDutchP
Jew, Dutch
 T
Kwinti200Y2.00 %70.00 %3 ChristianityKwinti   
Latin American, general2,60014.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianitySpanish   
Saramaccan13,000Y0.80 %4.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsSaramaccanP
Saramaccan
 T
Saramaccan, Matawari1,300Y0.50 %8.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSaramaccan   
Sarnami Hindi, Carribean Hin138,000Y15.50 %48.00 %5 ChristianityHindustani, SarnamiP
Sarnami Hindi, Carribean Hindi
 T
SikianaY2.00 %60.00 %3 ChristianitySikiana   
Surinamese Creole, Sranan135,000Y15.00 %48.00 %5 ChristianitySrananP
Surinamese Creole, Sranan
  
Surinamese, Dutch-Speaking1,500Y4.30 %47.00 %4 Non-ReligiousDutch   
Tiriyo2,100Y1.00 %30.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsTrioP
Tiriyo
  
Warao500Y3.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityWaraoP
Warao
  
Wayana400Y0.50 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsWayana   
Total People Groups:   24 528,000 18     2     14 3 9
Unclassified / Other Individuals 24,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 552,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
Data Notes
Data Sources
Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
Suriname – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 2 8.3 % 13,000 2.5 %
  2 - Minimally reached 6 25.0 % 8,700 1.6 %
  3 - Superficially reached 2 8.3 % 300 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 7 29.2 % 123,000 23.4 %
  5 - Significantly reached 7 29.2 % 383,000 72.5 %
Totals 24   528,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Suriname – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Afro-Guyanese
72,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Arab, Syrian
2,700


Aukan, Ndjuka
32,000


Han Chinese, Cantonese
6,400


Han Chinese, Hakka
8,800


© Copyrighted Photo
Hmong Njua
2,100


© Copyrighted Photo
Indonesian
16,000


Javanese, Caribbean
87,000


Jew, Dutch
200


Saramaccan
13,000


Sarnami Hindi, Carribean Hindi
138,000


Surinamese Creole, Sranan
135,000


Tiriyo
2,100


Warao
500

Suriname People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Suriname – Languages
(Click headings for sorting )
Definitions:
Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
Language
(click Language name for details)
Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Akurioako10Need?
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Arawakarw10Portions
Aukandjk10NT
Caribcar10NT
Chinese, Hakkahak10Complete
Chinese, Yueyue10Complete
Dutchnld21Complete
Guyanese Creole Englishgyn10None
Hindustani, Sarnamihns10NT
Hmong Njuahnj10Complete
Indonesianind10Complete
Javanese, Surinamejvn10NT
Kwintikww10Need?
Language unknownxxx10None
Saramaccansrm21NT
Sikianasik10Need?
Spanishspa10Complete
Sranansrn10Complete
Triotri10NT
Waraowba10NT
Wayanaway10NT
Totals: 22 24 2   17 15 13 15 4
Data Notes
Data Sources
Progress Scale:  
People Selector:
Suriname – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 12.8 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Suriname – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Suriname. Ministries in the Suriname section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Central and South America section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Suriname   Ministries in Central and South America
(Click headings for sorting )   (Click headings for sorting )
Country Level Ministries Size
Faith Comes By HearingMedium
Global Partners / Wesleyan World MissionsMedium
Orthodox Presbyterian ChurchMedium
Ministries Listed:  3
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Action International MinistriesMedium
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Medical and Dental Mission InternationalMedium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Galcom InternationalSmall
Global ActionSmall
GO InternationalSmall
InterCommSmall
Intervarsity Christian FellowshipMedium
Iris Ministries, Inc.Medium
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Presbyterian Evangelistic FellowshipMedium
Scripture UnionMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  37
Data Sources
 
People Selector:
Suriname – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 528,000
Percent Urbanization 66 %
Total People Groups 24
Unreached People Groups 2
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Dutch
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 49.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 12.8%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.705 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
Prayer Cards
All
Unreached
Maps
Language Map (Ethnologue)
Perry-Castaneda Map Collection
 
Prayercast Video

More great prayer resources at Prayercast

Direct link:  http://legacy.unreachedresources.org/countries.php?rog3=NS