Suriname SR

109,582

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

6,798

Indicated decisions 2014

524,000

Population

260,000

Christians
72,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Suriname
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    100/187
  • Internet Access

    40.1%
  • Ethnic Groups

    East Indian (29%, mostly from Bihar); Surinamese Creole (19%); Maroon (16%); Indonesian (15%, mostly Javanese); Mixed-race (11.3%); Amerindian (4%); Chinese (2.7%).
  • Common Languages

    Dutch, Sranan Tongo (Dutch Creole)
  • Economy

    Bauxite, oil, timber, fishing, and agriculture are the main products. 
    Unsecure borders allow for illegal gold extraction and drug trafficking.
  • History / Politics

    Independence from Netherlands granted in 1975.
    Socialist military dictatorship (1980-1987), then period of coups, until 1994 agreement.
    Now is a democratic government with a former dictator elected in 2010.
  • Spirituality

    Almost 60% of the Maroon people, who live in the interior, now follow Jesus. 
    The interior Amerindian groups in the south have also turned to Christ.
    Race and religion still divide people, and this blocks progress for the nation.
    Charismatic and Pentecostal churches are growing rapidly.
  • Prayers

    Pray for Godly leadership for this nation that is young and has suffered much.
    Pray for the many Christians whose faith is superficial. 
    Pray for cooperation among all the Christians and for outreach to the non-Christians.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.