The way of life in Suriname strongly reflects the mix of Indian, Europe, and Caribbean cultures, but with numerous other groups adding influences as well. The ethnic Indians can be very conservative in every aspect of their lives, including gender roles. The ethnic Europeans and Africans tend to be more liberal.
The Republic of Suriname is a country in northern South America with a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the smallest sovereign state in South America. The official language is Dutch and its most popular religion is Christianity, followed by Hinduism and Islam. The climate is tropical and moist.