OLAC Record

Description of Sri Lanka Malay
Contributor (consultant):Sherifdeen
Contributor (researcher):Sebastian Nordhoff
Coverage:Sri Lanka
Description:At Sherifdeen's in Mahanawella. Mr Samath has arranged a meeting with Sherifdeens, who live about 1h from Kandy. NS ans SN stay about 4h and have lunch.
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.)
Sherifdeen is a retired soldier who fought the JVP insurgency in the 1970s. His son also became a soldier and was killed in duty. He lives with his wife in Manawela, about 1h from Kandy, a place where not many other Malays live. He is a member of the KMA
Mrs Sherifdeen is Mr Sherifdeen s wife
Nizam Samath is the secretary of the Kandy Malay association. Having worked in a high position at the local bank, he was able to buy a comfortable house in Katugasthota where he lives now after his retirement. He is one of the few Malays who own a car and enjoys showing the island and Malay settlements to visitors..
I am the field worker in Kandy
Publisher:Umberto Ansaldo
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Undetermined language
English language
Subject (ISO639):und


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Citation: Sherifdeen (consultant); Sherifdeen (consultant); Samath (consultant); Sebastian Nordhoff (researcher). 2005-12-06. Umberto Ansaldo.
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Country: United Kingdom
Area: Europe

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