Malaysia efforts to revive Malaccan Creole Portuguese language

Papia Kristang, a language derived from Portuguese, is only spoken fluently by 3,000 people.

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    Efforts are under way in Malaysia to revive a language only 3000 people can speak fluently.

    Malaccan Portuguese came into existence during the 16th century when the Portuguese ruled over Melaka.

     

    Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Melaka, on the western coast of Malaysia.


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