OLAC Record

Description of Sri Lanka Malay
Contributor (consultant):Samath
Contributor (researcher):Sebastian Nordhoff
Coverage:Sri Lanka
Description: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.)
I am the field worker in Kandy
TK Samath is the president of the Nawalapitiya Malay Association. He worked in the gulf region for many years and has built an estate-like house in Ulapane. He was also president of the Sri Lankan Football Association. He is working hard to improve the condition of the Nawalapitiya Malays
Publisher:Umberto Ansaldo
Universiteit van Amsterdam
English language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Sebastian Nordhoff (researcher); Samath (consultant). 2006-10-31. Umberto Ansaldo.
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Country: United Kingdom
Area: Europe

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