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Papia Kristang

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Theatre leads battle to save Macau's 'sweet speech'
In a dark basement theatre, Nair Cardoso runs through her lines before a rehearsal of a play that will be watched by hundreds of people in just a couple of weeks. However, her character - Benina - speaks a language she only half understands.
Macau's 'sweet language' on verge of disappearing
Dating back to the 16th century, when the first Portuguese travellers arrived in Macau from Malacca—where a related creole, Papia Kristang, is still spoken by a small community—the language later began to bloom when colonists intermarried with locals.
Cultural trifecta
The soul of Melaka lies in the blended customs and rituals of three ethnic communities, writes Christina Pfeiffer.

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