As well as in Malaysia, the language is spoken by tiny communities in Singapore and Australia due to migration. Photo: AFP

Struggle in Malaysia to save Kristang, a dying centuries-old language spoken by 2000 people

  • Kristang was developed after the Portuguese took over the strategic port city of Malacca 500 years ago
  • Unesco, which lists languages in peril, classifies Kristang as ‘severely endangered’
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As well as in Malaysia, the language is spoken by tiny communities in Singapore and Australia due to migration. Photo: AFP
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