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Javanese Muslims at their worship during Eid ul-Adha in Suriname

Javanese Muslims at their worship during Eid ul-Adha at Onafhankelijksplein (Independence Square) in Paramaribo, Suriname / South America.

Approximately % 15 population of Suriname are Muslim Javanese. Javanese people “imported” from another Dutch colony: Indonesia (the former Dutch East Indies) make up 15% of Suriname during Dutch colonization.

They were at Onafhankelijksplein (Independence Square) at 27th of November 2009 for their holy pray at front of two historical colonial buildings of Suriname “Presidential Palace” (AKA White House locally) and “Clock Tower”. The scene is one of unique moment and rarely available biggest Islamic worship in South America.

Ertugrul Kilic — 1 December 2009, 17:00

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