Baba Malay


  • Language: Baba Malay
  • Alternate names: Chinese Malay, Baba, Straits Malay, Bahasa Peranakan, Malay, Baba
  • Language code: mbf
  • Language family: Creole, Malay based (SIL classification)
  • Creole language
  • Number of speakers: 2,000
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script: Latin script.

More information:

    According to Lee (2014), it is still disputed whether Baba Malay is a creole because it lacks lots of things considered by many scholars necessary for a language to fit the definition of a creole language. Baba Malay may be a mixed language, a simplified trade language, or perhaps a real creole.