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  • Nov 01, 2011
  • 06:31 AM

Macau’s 'sweet language' on verge of disappearing

Judith Evans / Sin Chew Jit Poh
De Jesus' mother tongue is Patua, once also known as "Christian speech" or the "sweet language of Macau" -- a creole that blends Portuguese with Cantonese and Malay, plus traces of Hindi, Japanese and the languages of other stops on the travels of the Portuguese over the past few centuries.

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