Suriname
geographical name 1. (or formerly Dutch Guiana) (or Netherlands Guiana) country N South America between Guyana & French Guiana; a republic, until 1975 territory of the Netherlands capital Paramaribo area 63,251 square miles (163,820 square kilometers), population 403,000 2. river N Suriname flowing N into the Atlantic • Surinamer nounSurinamese adjective or noun

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  • Suriname — noun a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975 • Syn: ↑Republic of Suriname, ↑Surinam, ↑Dutch Guiana, ↑Netherlands Guiana • Instance Hypernyms: ↑South American country, ↑South… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Suriname —  , Surinam  Confusion still sometimes arises concerning the name of this small South American country. The spelling Surinam can now safely be regarded as historic and Suriname as the preferred modern spelling. The Suriname River and Suriname toad …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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