Suriname Country Quiz

Can you guess these questions about the country of Suriname?
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Last updated: June 20, 2020
First submittedMay 21, 2019
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Capital of Suriname
Paramaribo
River on which the above is located
Suriname
Official language
Dutch
90% of Suriname's land is covered with this, the highest of any country
Forest
Countries which border Suriname
Brazil
France
Guyana
Suriname and Bhutan are the only countries in the world that absorb
more of this than they emit
Carbon Dioxide
Main export of Suriname during its colonial history
Sugar
In 1667, England ceded Suriname to the Netherlands. What did England receive in exchange?
(hint: Today it's a major city)
New York
Currency of Suriname
Dollar
Term for the groups of people descended from runaway slaves (hint: a color starting with M)
Maroons
27% of Surinamese are descended from indentured laborers who originally
came from this country
India
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Level 66
Jun 20, 2020
Accept New Amsterdam for New York?
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Level 37
Jun 20, 2020
Actually, it should be Nieuw Amsterdam... English language quiz or not! Paramaribo and Suriname and Amsterdam are in their original language, so why not Nieuw Amsterdam?
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Level 73
Jul 9, 2020
Because easily translatable words from worldwide known places are never kept in the original language: East Timor (and not Timor Leste), Saint Petersburg (and not Sankt Peterburg) or North Macedonia (and not Severna Makedonija)
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Level 59
Dec 6, 2020
Timor-Leste, Côte d'Ivoire and Cabo Verde are all accepted, but are also commonly used in English. Nieuw Amsterdam, Severna Makedonija and, to a lesser extent, Sankt Petersburg, are used less in English in favor of New Amsterdam (when talking about the Dutch settlement), North Macedonia and St. Petersburg.
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2020
New Amsterdam will work npw.
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Level 66
Jul 28, 2020
An interesting piece of knowledge.
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Level 57
Oct 4, 2020
Could you accept French Guinea for France?
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Level 59
Dec 6, 2020
French Guinea is now known as Guinea in English (Guinée in French) and is in Africa. French GUYANA, on the other hand, is in South America. Suriname was also called Dutch Guiana.
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Level 25
Dec 14, 2020
It's French Guiana
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Level 59
Dec 9, 2020
I fail to understand why rainforest is not accepted here.
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2020
Thats "only" 80%, so apparently 10% is forest but not rainforest.
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Level 60
Dec 14, 2020
isn't the last one indonesia?
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Level 66
Dec 14, 2020
According to Wikipedia, people of Indonesian descent account for around 15% of the population, but people of Indian descent account for over 25%, as the quiz says.
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2020
Easier than I expected
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2020
Suriname tries so hard to be an African country with that flag.
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2020
You know what's sad? When you manage to get every clue right on a country quiz EXCEPT the one that's literally just the name of the country.
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Level 84
Dec 14, 2020
That's why you should always try typing the country name first.
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2020
I finally, finally remembered to do that this time around, and what's more, once "Amazon" didn't work for the river question, I knew where it was going, and I was all "Oh...I got you this time, quiz."
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Level 68
Dec 14, 2020
Suriname is the least gotten answer. Nice.
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Level 21
Dec 20, 2020
Kinda embarrassing how I got the export question wrong, given that I'm from Suriname. I always thought that bauxite/aluminum was main export product,.
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Level 40
Jan 29, 2021
So, we would have all been speaking Dutch now if the British didn't trade Suriname for New York?