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Paramount chief Gazon Matodja crowned ‘King of the Ndyuka’

Source: No Spang

In a colorful ceremony this month, Paramount chief Gazon Matodja of Suriname received a golden crown and a gilded staff from his people, the Ndyuka, in recognition of his authority.

The crown is a new badge of leadership in the traditions of Ndyuka Maroons, the presentation of which follows the example of African tribal communities. The ceremony took place in Drietabiki, the residency of Gazon Matodja.

His reception of the crown and staff has earned the paramount chief the nickname ‘King of the Ndyuka’.


This entry was posted on August 25, 2011 by in Suriname News (archived 2009-2013) and tagged .
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