Baba and Nyonya Society Muscularly Hold and Practised Malay Lifestyle in Malaysia

By Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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The purpose of this research is to identify the Malay elements that the Baba and Nyonya communities still hold and practise in Malacca. The focus is given to the aspects of beliefs, abstention, households, cooking utensils and musical instruments. This research uses library research, survey, observation and interview. Questionnaires have been distributed to the respondents as the procedure to run the research. The results obtained are analysed by using SPSS and calculations are done based on frequency, mean and standard deviation and are interpreted from the rational angle.

Keywords: Malay Lifestyle, Baba and Nyonya

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp.47-56. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 691.557KB).

Dr. Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam

Senior Lecturer, Department of Malay Language, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam is a lecturer at the Malay Department, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia. She completed her doctoral research on ‘Dyslexia from The Aspect of Reading Bahasa Melayu’ in 2003 at the Language Centre, University Putra Malaysia. She has an interest in issues in intercultural discourse and communication. She is particularly interested in the relation ship between language, communication and society. Currently supervising Masters and Ph.D students in mastering the qualitative research in Malay Linguistic and the Teaching and Learning of Malay Language.


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