Malaccan Creole MalayPrint
Ethnic population: 300.
Peninsular, Malacca straits, Kampung Tujung, Gajah Berang, and Melaka.
None known. May be historically related to Sri Lankan Creole Malay [sci].
Spoken since the 16th century by descendants of Tamil merchants who intermarried with other groups. Speakers are called Chitties (Lim 1981; Holm 1989).