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

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.
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).