Suriname

I have a guy in my Spanish class from a country called ‘Suriname‘ . He said I should be ashamed not knowing of this country, as a majority of the population is Indian!

Located in the very North of South America, it shares borders with Brazil and 37% of the 450,000 population is from Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh! Do you think Laloo Prasad knows of this country?! A former Dutch colony (known in the past as Dutch Guiana), the first official language is Dutch, but the second is Sarnami Hindustani, which apparently is a Bihari dialect!

It seems like Indians landed up there to serve as labourers through a special arrangement between the English and the Dutch.

*sigh* The world is full of surprises.

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