Country: Suriname

Number of People Groups

25

People Groups Unreached

2

Total Population

540,000

Unreached Population

29,000

% Christian Adherent

48.4%

% Evangelical

12.4 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Afro-Guyanese 72,000 Guyanese Creole English Christianity 86.0 % 20.0 %
Akuliyo, Wama Unknown Akurio E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 2.0 %
 Arab, Syrian 2,700 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.0 % 0.1 %
Arawak, Lokono 3,100 Arawak Christianity 92.0 % 4.0 %
 Aukan, Ndjuka 31,000 Eastern Maroon Creole Christianity 80.0 % 12.0 %
Coastal Carib, Galibi 1,400 Carib E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 12.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Christianity 48.0 % 0.0 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 6,400 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.0 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 8,800 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.0 % 7.5 %
 Hmong Njua 2,100 Hmong Njua E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
 Indonesian 16,000 Indonesian Islam 16.0 % 5.6 %
 Javanese, Caribbean 87,000 Javanese, Caribbean Islam 35.0 % 5.0 %
 Jew, Dutch 200 Dutch E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kwinti 200 Kwinti Christianity 70.0 % 2.0 %
Latin American, general 2,600 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 14.0 %
 Portuguese 300 Portuguese Christianity 95.0 % 3.0 %
 Saramaccan 29,000 Saramaccan E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.8 %
Saramaccan, Matawari 1,300 Saramaccan E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 0.5 %
 Sarnami Hindi, Carribean Hindi 137,000 Hindustani, Caribbean Christianity 48.0 % 15.5 %
Sikiana Unknown Sikiana Christianity 60.0 % 1.0 %
 Surinamese Creole, Sranan 135,000 Sranan Christianity 48.0 % 15.0 %
Surinamese, Dutch-Speaking 1,500 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.3 %
 Tiriyo, Trio 2,100 Trio E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 1.0 %
 Warao 500 Warao Christianity 55.0 % 3.0 %
Wayana, Oyana 400 Wayana E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.5 %
  Totals:  25 540,000 2     48.4 % 12.4 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.4 %)
48.4 %
Ethnic Religions
10.4 %
Hinduism
17.1 %
Islam
17.1 %
Non-Religious
5.6 %
Other / Small Religions
1.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
7.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
7.6 %
Protestant
40.3 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Suriname. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Suriname
  • Christian ministry in Suriname
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Suriname or Central and South America. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

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