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Baba Malay is One of the Most Endangered Contact Languages in the World

Lee Yuen Thien, Manager, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Vice-President, Baba & Nyonya Association of Malaysia | Emily Lim, Committee Member, Persatuan Peranakan Baba Nyonya Kuala Lumpur & Selangor

11-Sep-20 14:30

Baba Malay is One of the Most Endangered Contact Languages in the World

Contact languages are created when groups of people who speak different languages come together and create a new language from their own ones - and today, many contact languages around the world are at risk of dying out. Among the most endangered, is Baba Malay, which originated in Melaka. We look at contact languages, and the challenges of preserving Baba Malay as a living language. 

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Produced by: Sharmilla Ganesan

Presented by: Lim Sue Ann, Sharmilla Ganesan & Dashran Yohan


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Tags:  The Bigger PictureThe Daily DigestBaba NyonyaBaba MalayMelakaSingaporecontact languagesEducationPersonal DevelopmentCulture, History, HeritageEducationPersonal DevelopmentHistoryPeople and PlacesSocial Issues


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