Indigenous Surinamese
Schoolchildren of the Kali'na community at Bigi Poika in Suriname.
Total population
3.7% of Suriname's population[1]
Regions with significant populations
Paramaribo, Wanica, Para, Marowijne, Sipaliwini
Akurio, Arawak-Lokono, Carib-Kari'nja, Sikiana-Kashuyana, Tiro-Tiriyó, Waiwai, Warao, Wayana, Dutch, Sranan Tongo, English
Native American religion, Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism), others

Indigenous peoples in Suriname, Native Surinamese, or Amerindian Surinamese, are Surinamese people who are of indigenous ancestry. They comprise approximately 3.5% of Suriname's population of 612,985.

Contemporary groups


Distribution of indigenous and Maroon peoples in Suriname

See also


  1. ^ "Suriname." CIA World Factbook. Retrieved 8 Dec 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Suriname." Ethnologue. Retrieved 8 Dec 2013.
  3. ^ Peter Rivière (1981). "A Report on the Trio Indians in Suriname". New West Indian Guide. The Hague: Nijhoff Publishers. p. 2.