How old is Suriname?

Suriname as a home to human populations may be over 5,000 years old. It's thought that many distinct indigenous tribes inhabited the area of Suriname as far back as 3000 B.C.E. The largest tribes were Arawak speaking Tainos, a group of people believed to originate either in the Amazon Basin or in the Colombian Andes.

Europeans officially learned of Suriname's existence through voyages of discovery by English, French, and Spanish exporers in the 16th century. More than 5,000 years old way more