Bare Bear Media is proud to announce the creation of a webpage on Baba Malay also known as Chakapan Baba - the language of the Peranakans.
Baba Malay in Singapore
Baba Malay is the language of the Peranakans, also known as Straits born.
Baba Malay Today Series
I created the Baba Malay Today Series for Peranakan children.
Take a look inside the first book - Sapa, Apa, Mana
This is the Table of Contents
I introduce the word to be learnt, in this case Sapa, by providing exercises.
I introduce other similar words, in this case Apa which means what.
Then I test the knowledge learnt.
Book 3 - Tapi, Abis, Pasair - coming in 2023.
Chrita Chrita Baba - Collection of bilingual short storiesChrita Chrita Baba Page
Baba Malay dictionaryBaba Malay Dictionary by William Gwee
More Resources Coming Soon
Dondeng SayangPeranakan Dondeng Sayang Youtube
Comprehensive Site for the Peranakan Language - (This website also contains a free Baba Malay dictionary)Baba Malay Website
Everything 2 Baba MalayEverything 2 Baba Malay Website by Gak
The Learning Nonyathe learning nyonya
A Straits Born People and Language by Nala H. LeeA Straits Born People and Language
Peranakans - WikipediaWikipedia - Peranakans
Definition of Peranakan by BritannicaBritannica
Information on Peranakan (Straits Born) CommunityInfopedia
Currently, Baba Malay is on the list of endangered languages.Endangered Languages Website
Historical Trajectories of Baba Malay and Its Role in Heritage Promotion of the Peranakan Community in Singapore by Lance WuSynergy Article
Peranakan Malay - Keeping the language alive - by Denise LeeDenise Lee Article
Baba Malay Dialect by Tan Chee BengTan Chee Beng Study
A grammar of Baba Malay with sociophonetic considerationsBaba Malay Grammar by Dr Nala Lee
A Baba bibliography : a select annotated listing of sources on the Peranakan Chinese in Singapore and MalaysiaBaba Malay Grammar by Dr Nala Lee