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Descriptor in English: Suriname
Descriptor in Spanish: Suriname
Descriptor in Portuguese: Suriname
Descriptor in French: Suriname
Entry term(s): Dutch Guiana
Netherlands Guiana
Surinam
Tree number(s): Z01.107.757.833
Scope note: A republic in the north of South America, bordered on the west by GUYANA (British Guiana) and on the east by FRENCH GUIANA. Its capital is Paramaribo. It was formerly called Netherlands Guiana or Dutch Guiana or Surinam. Suriname was first settled by the English in 1651 but was ceded to the Dutch by treaty in 1667. It became an autonomous territory under the Dutch crown in 1954 and gained independence in 1975. The country was named for the Surinam River but the meaning of that name is uncertain. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1167 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p526)
Annotation: in So. Amer; X refs NETHERLANDS GUIANA & DUTCH GUIANA were former names; in translations use American spelling Suriname, not Surinam
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Online Note: use SURINAME to search SURINAM 1966-80
History Note: 81; was SURINAM 1963-80
DeCS UI: 13914
Descriptor UI: D013532
Date Established: 1981/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1997/06/20
Suriname - Preferred
Concept UI M0020907
Scope note A republic in the north of South America, bordered on the west by GUYANA (British Guiana) and on the east by FRENCH GUIANA. Its capital is Paramaribo. It was formerly called Netherlands Guiana or Dutch Guiana or Surinam. Suriname was first settled by the English in 1651 but was ceded to the Dutch by treaty in 1667. It became an autonomous territory under the Dutch crown in 1954 and gained independence in 1975. The country was named for the Surinam River but the meaning of that name is uncertain. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1167 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p526)
Preferred term Suriname
Entry term(s) Dutch Guiana
Netherlands Guiana
Surinam



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