Spoken L1 Language: Sranan Tongo

Comments on subclassification

Smith, Norval 1987

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Sranan Tongo (srn-srn) = 3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language. Suriname’s lingua franca since 1725. First used as communication among slaves, and as a trade language. Now used by majority of people.
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