Malaccan Creole Malay

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Chitties Creole Malay
Population

Ethnic population: 300.

Location

Peninsular, Malacca straits, Kampung Tujung, Gajah Berang, and Melaka.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. May be historically related to Sri Lankan Creole Malay [sci].

Language Use

Shifting to Baba Malay [mbf] or Malay [zlm]. Additionally, intermarriage and out-migration are shrinking the community (Mohammed 2009).

Language Development
Dictionary.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Spoken since the 16th century by descendants of Tamil merchants who intermarried with other groups. Speakers are called Chitties (Lim 1981; Holm 1989).