OLAC Record

Title:sinhalese influence
Description of Sri Lanka Malay
Contributor (consultant):Hamit
Contributor (researcher):Sebastian Nordhoff
Coverage:Sri Lanka
Description:At Hamit's in Hirissagala
Sri Lanka Malay (SLM) is a restructured vernacular of Malay base spoken by at least five different communities in Sri Lanka which has evolved to be significantly divergent from other varieties of Malay due to intimate contact with the dominant languages of Sinhala and Tamil. The Malays in Sri Lanka, whose ancestry include laborers brought by the Dutch and British, as well as soldiers in the Dutch garrison, now constitute 0.3% of the population, numbering some 46,000. (See Ansaldo 2005, 2006, for more on sociohistorical aspects of SLM.)
F Hamit is a very gentle man who used to live in Heerassagala, a short trip from Kandy up in the mountains. He is a government servant and works in the vehicle registration department. His work involves frequent trips to Colombo and to other parts of the island. He and his family have now moved to Dehiwala
I am the field worker in Kandy
Publisher:Umberto Ansaldo
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Undetermined language
Sri Lanka Malay
English language
Subject (ISO639):und


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Citation: Hamit (consultant); Sebastian Nordhoff (researcher). 2006-01-12. Umberto Ansaldo.
Terms: area_Europe country_GB iso639_eng iso639_und

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Country: United Kingdom
Area: Europe

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