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Straits Chinese

As common in rest of Malaysia, most people are either Chinese, Malay or Indian. There is even a population of Portuguese origin, descendants of colonists from the 16th and 17th centuries. Similarly, there are a number of Sikhs residing in Malacca. Together they practise mainly Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity. Malacca is also known to be a centre of Peranakan population [Chinese settlers who married local Malays]. These Straits Chinese are referred to as 'Baba Nonya'; Baba for males and Nonya for females. 

Straits Chinese

As common in rest of Malaysia, most people are either Chinese, Malay or Indian. There is even a population of Portuguese origin, descendants of colonists from the 16th and 17th centuries. Similarly, there are a number of Sikhs residing in Malacca. Together they practise mainly Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity. Malacca is also known to be a centre of Peranakan population [Chinese settlers who married local Malays]. These Straits Chinese are referred to as 'Baba Nonya'; Baba for males and Nonya for females. 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Dec 2012, 00:10
Colourful and gorgeous mural.
Interesting that these portraits appear to be a mixture of different races to me.
another beautiful mural Ayush... there is a lot of history here... i learn so much from my SC friends around the world....petersmile
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2012, 06:21
These murals are amazing Ayush, what was this on?
I'm enjoying your mural captures.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Dec 2012, 06:31
So much diversity you are showing, Ayush
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Dec 2012, 06:39
Very interesting Ayush: this is vibrant
That is a very nice painting.
A real melting pot of people Ayush.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Dec 2012, 08:00
I am impressed with the quality of these murals.
Great series.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2012, 08:12
These are fascinating. I like the strong colours.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Dec 2012, 08:48
You paint a picture of peace and harmony. Very interesting.
This is a nice choice for the picture Ayush.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2012, 17:08
Good expressions, nice capture.
Wonderful strong colours here Ayush!
I visited Malacca some years ago and talked with a man who spoke Portuguese, was descended from those settlers, but had never been to Portugal - he was surprised that I spoke some Portuguese smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Dec 2012, 07:48
This is fun and educational, Ayush!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Dec 2012, 16:18
In some African languages, Baba is a respectful handle when you speak to an older male. Another colourful mural.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Dec 2012, 21:25
Lovely mural and very interesting information.

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