Maroons in Guyane

Getting the Numbers Right

Richard Price

A major task in rethinking the situation of Maroons in Guyane (French Guiana) 15 years after Sally Price and I first published Les Marrons (R. & S. Price 2003) 1 has been to pinpoint demographic change. For a new edition of that book scheduled for 2019, we have drawn on many months of fieldwork

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—perhaps several hundred—now reside in the United States, principally in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Boston, and a small number of Alukus reside in metropolitan France. New figures from the 2012 Suriname census as well as personal observations in Guyane and the Netherlands suggest that a radical update

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both Maroons and outsiders. For the increasing number of Maroons living in the French overseas department of Guyane—they now make up some 35% of the total population—the turn to a monetary economy (and all that it brings with it in terms of lifestyle) has been particularly swift and deep. This has been

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spread among Paramaribo and other coastal Suriname locations, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni , Kourou and elsewhere in Guyane, as well as the Netherlands, the United States, and other even more far-flung parts of the globe (R. Price 2013b ). Maroons now make up 23% of the population of Suriname and 26% of the

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populations see, respectively, Bilby ( 1983 , 1997 ) and Price ( 1998 , 2007 ) and Gomes (2002). 3 Kabiten is the village headmen and óbiaman a shaman, healer and spiritual practitioner. For an example of how Tooy’s death was reported in the Guiana press, see “Un sage disparaît.” France-Guyane, 2015. http

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[First paragraph]While conducting research with Sally Price for a book (R. & S. Price 2002) about Maroons in Guyane (French Guiana) - all of whom have recent or ancestral roots in Suriname - 1 have come to realize that the Maroon population figures routinely used in the scholarly and popular literature are considerably out of date, for both Suriname and Guyane, as well as for the Maroon diaspora in the Netherlands.1 This brief essay is intended to provide new estimates, some of which have startling implications.

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This essay focuses on languages and identity ethnic ethnic identities in two neighboring territories on the northeastern shoulder of South America – the Republic of Suriname Suriname and the languages French French overseas département of Guyane Guyane. Both are multilingual, multiethnic

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