Saramaccan, Matawari in Suriname

The Saramaccan, Matawari have only been reported in Suriname
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People Name General Saramaccan, Matawari
People Name in Country Saramaccan, Matawari
World Population 1,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Mirandesa
People ID 19014
ROP3 Code 114941
Country Suriname
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Brokopondo district: Brownsweg, Centrum, Klasskreek, and Kwakoegron, communes, small border area; Para district: Bigi Poika commune; Paramaribo district; Sipaliwini district: Boven Saramaccan and Boven Suriname communes.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Suriname
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Brokopondo district: Brownsweg, Centrum, Klasskreek, and Kwakoegron, communes, small border area; Para district: Bigi Poika commune; Paramaribo district; Sipaliwini district: Boven Saramaccan and Boven Suriname communes..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Saramaccan (1,300 speakers)
Language Code srm   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Matawari
Dialect Code 16341   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Saramaccan (1,300 speakers)
Language Code srm   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Matawari
Dialect Code 16341   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Saramaccan

Primary Language:  Saramaccan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1974-2000)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1991-2009)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Saramaccan
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Gadu Buku
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
8.00 %
Ethnic Religions
92.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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