Sra·​nan ˈsrä-nən How to pronounce Sranan (audio)
variants or Sranan Tongo
: an English-based creole widely spoken in Suriname

Word History


Sranan, short for Sranan Tongo, literally, Suriname tongue

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sranan was in 1953

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Cite this Entry

“Sranan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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