Sranan (short for Sranan Tongo, meaning Surinam language) is spoken in Surinam. It is a creole language largely based on English, but also with words from West African languages, American Indian languages, and from Dutch, which is the official language of Suriname.

Here are a few examples of Sranan words:

Sranan wordOrigin
leymanliar, from English lie and man
bradafrom English brother
aksifrom English ask
deybrokofrom English daybreak
kroywagifrom Dutch kruiwagen (wheelbarrow)
seygiwatraholy water, from Dutch zegenen (bless) and English (or Dutch) water
afkodreyfrom Dutch afgoderij (idolatry)