About the Initiative

Kodrah Kristang is an initiative to revitalize the critically endangered Kristang language in Singapore. Learn Kristang with us in the Lion City for free, and help us bring Kristang back to life!

In January 2015, while doing research for a magazine article, Kevin Martens Wong, a linguistics major of Portuguese-Eurasian descent at the National University of Singapore, discovered that Kristang was still likely spoken in Singapore. Bringing together a group of friends interested in the language, Kevin resolved to find the remaining speakers of the language, learn the language from them, and begin the long, multi-generational process of language revitalization: working with the community to reawaken the language and bring it back to a healthy level of use. Our initiative came to be known as Kodrah Kristang: Awaken, Kristang.

Interested in learning Kristang in Singapore? You’ve come to the right place! Not only do we offer a systematic series of classes that will help you learn Kristang with new friends and classmates of all ages and races; we also offer these classes free-of-charge to everyone interested in learning nus sa linggu mai. Check out our schedule of classes here!