Datapoint Papiá Kristang/Geographic variation: phonology

There is phonetic variation in the language within the small community. However, this is not dialectal variation.

Older speakers report that, formerly, when there was also a Kristang community in the Trankerah area of Malacca town, there was pholological variation differentiating the Trankerah variety of Kristang from that of the Banda Hilir area.

The question of dialectal variation does not apply today, as the huge majority of speakers reside in the same 28-acre area in Banda Hilir.


Not applicable (because the language is spoken in a very small area)

Very certain