Malaccan Creole PortuguesePrint
2,150 (Bradley 2007). Ethnic population: 10,000 (Bradley 2007). L2 users: Also spoken as L2 by some Chinese shopkeepers in Hilir.
Peninsular, Straits of Malacca,Trankera and Hilir, Melaka. Related varieties in parts of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
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].
Ethnic autonym: Kristang (or Papia Cristao), also name for religion. Variety in Pulau Tikus spoken more in 1997 than in 1987.