Sranan

noun
Sra·​nan | \ ˈsrä-nən How to pronounce Sranan (audio) \
variants: or Sranan Tongo \ -​ˈtäŋ-​(ˌ)gō How to pronounce Sranan Tongo (audio) \

Definition of Sranan

: an English-based creole widely spoken in Suriname

First Known Use of Sranan

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sranan

Sranan, short for Sranan Tongo, literally, Suriname tongue

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“Sranan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sranan. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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