Area: 163,820 sq km
Northeast coast of South America, between Guyana and French Guiana.
Population: 524,345 Annual Growth: 0.97%
Official language: Dutch. Trade language Sranan Tongo (a Dutch Creole) Languages: 20 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Nearly half the population profess to be Christian, but many have little understanding of their faith, and Christian belief is often mixed with spiritism. In the larger Catholic and Moravian denominations, growth has been incremental, but recent Pentecostal and charismatic growth has been rapid. Pray for new life and dynamism to replace traditionalism and syncretism practised by many. Pray for increasing trans-denominational cooperation to continue in Bible-related ministries and outreach to every ethnic group in Suriname.
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