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During the days of slavery numerous slaves working at the plantations in Suriname escaped and fled into the jungle. The maroons – as the runaway slaves are called – learned how to live off the nature around them and how to become self-supporting. Gradually a new culture developed in the midst of the jungle and […]

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Once an overseas colony of the Netherlands, today Suriname is an independent country already for 37 years, South America’s smallest one. The remnants of its colonial past are however still visible all through the country. Not only do many houses resemble the Dutch architectural style, the Dutch language is still the sole official language of […]

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