Suriname Sky Gets A Shot Of Extra Color

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[Paramaribo, August 9. Surinamese girls of Java, Indonesia descent hold balloons to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Javanese migrants to Suriname at their ceremonial compound in Paramaribo.]

Waves of Javanese migrants started arriving in 1890 to replace slaves as contract laborers in plantations of the former Dutch colony. Image via AP.

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I had no idea there was a javanese population in suriname. I love migration waves! Until I moved to my heavily Trinidadian neighborhood, I also had no idea that a lot of Indians had emigrated to the West Indes - and you haven't lived till you've had the fusion food - mmmm Carib and Indian!