Chinese, Min Nan
[mzs] Also in Hong Kong. 50 in Macao (Bradley 2007). Ethnic population: 5,000 (Bradley 2007). Status: 8b (Nearly extinct). Alternate Names: Macaense, Macao Creole Portuguese, Makista, Patuá Classification: Creole, Portuguese based Comments: A creole that blends Portuguese [por] with Cantonese [yue] and Malay, plus traces of Hindi [hin], Japanese [jpn] and the languages of other stops on Portuguese trade routes during the past few centuries.