Language of the Day for 26 February 2014

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Malaccan Creole Portuguese [mcm]

A language of
Malaysia
Population
2,150 (Bradley 2007). Ethnic population: 10,000 (Bradley 2007). L2 users: Also spoken as L2 by some Chinese shopkeepers in Hilir.
Status
8a (Moribund).
Language Use
English [eng] is rapidly becoming the dominant language among the younger generation. Mainly adults 50 and older, about one-third of young adults, some children (Bradley 2007). Some older women use some English [eng]. Most also use local varieties of Malaysian English. Most also use local varieties of market Malay [zlm].
Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1884.