Suriname has one of the most diverse populations in the world. The two largest ethnic groups are the Creoles, mixed-race descendents of black plantation slaves (about 35 percent of the population), and the Hindustanis (about 33 percent), descendants of indentured laborers from India. The Bushmen (10 percent) are descended from Africans who escaped from the plantations into the forests of the interior. Other groups include the Javanese (about 16 percent), Chinese, and Europeans. The Amerindians (3 percent), Suriname's original inhabitants, include the Arawak, Carib, and Warrau.