Chinese

The first Chinese record to settle in and around Malacca during the grand Sultanate of Malacca period, gradually absurd the elements of Malaysian culture and intermarried with local community and with this, a new ethnic group called babas (male) and nyonyas (female) emerged. Babas and nyonyas as a group are known as Peranakan also known as the Straits Chinese which still lives in small community in Penang and Malacca as well as Singapore.

The Chinese consist of several minority groups’ dialect speaking. There are three major dialect groups: Hokkien, Hakka and Cantonese. Hokkien is the largest group of all and commonly speaking in Sarawak. Other dialects include Teochiu, Hainanese, Hokchiu and Hinghwa. It is evident that people belonging to certain dialect groups are populated in different parts of communities in Malaysia.

The Chinese community celebrates the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays in Malaysia.



One Response to “Chinese”

  1. An execllent write-up with legitimate points, We’ve been a lurker here for a while but wish to be more involved in the future.

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