OLAC Record

Title:malay representative in parliament
Description of Sri Lanka Malay
Contributor (consultant):Cassiere
Contributor (researcher):Sebastian Nordhoff
Coverage:Sri Lanka
Description:At Cassiere's in Kandy
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
Jaam Cassiere is the president of the Hill Country Malay association and the most important person for cultural affairs. His performance of /dhua/ (prayers) for weddings and funerals are requested all over the island. He is the only person in Sri Lanka who still knows how to perform traditional panthong. He has a considerable collection of VCDs, papercuts, photos, etc relating to cultural matters.
Publisher:Umberto Ansaldo
Universiteit van Amsterdam
English language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:1839_00-0000-0000-0008-83A3-9
DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Citation: Sebastian Nordhoff (researcher); Cassiere (consultant). 2005-12-13. Umberto Ansaldo.
Terms: area_Europe country_GB iso639_eng

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Country: United Kingdom
Area: Europe

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