Kristang is a endangered language spoken by less than 100 people in Singapore. It is one of the heritage languages of the Portuguese-Eurasian community, and an intangible and priceless aspect of the community’s culture, tradition and history — a treasure unique to our region.
In Singapore, there are no official statistics on Kristang speakers. No children are known to be learning Kristang, and it is not taught in schools, seen on the media, or spoken in the streets. It is not used in religious services, and has no festivals. Most Singaporeans are barely aware Kristang even exists.
Kodrah Kristang is changing that reality.