Suriname

geographical name
Su·​ri·​na·​me | \ ˌsu̇r-ə-ˈnä-mə How to pronounce Suriname (audio) \
variants: or chiefly formerly Surinam \ ˈsu̇r-​ə-​ˌnäm How to pronounce Suriname (audio) , -​ˌnam \

Definition of Suriname

1 or formerly Dutch Guiana or Netherlands Guiana country in northern South America bordering on the Atlantic between Guyana and French Guiana; capital Paramaribo area 63,251 square miles (163,820 square kilometers), population 597,900

Note: Now a republic, Suriname was until 1975 a territory of the Netherlands.

2 river in northern Suriname flowing north into the Atlantic

Other Words from Suriname

Surinamer \ ˈsu̇r-​ə-​ˌnä-​mər How to pronounce Suriname (audio) , ˌsu̇r-​ə-​ˈnä-​ \ noun
Surinamese \ ˌsu̇r-​ə-​nə-​ˈmēz How to pronounce Suriname (audio) , -​ˈmēs \ adjective or noun

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“Suriname.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Suriname. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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