Kristang Language Festival ('Festa di Papia Kristang')
By Kodrah Kristang Follow | Public

Kristang is the critically-endangered heritage language of the Portuguese-Eurasian community in Singapore, with less than 100 elderly fluent speakers today. The 1st Kristang Language Festival aims to raise the profile and limited awareness of the vibrant Portuguese-Eurasian community in Singapore. We're bringing together people from different ethnic groups, backgrounds, age groups, and identities though an exciting line up of events during the first ever Kristang Language Festival. Open to all!

Ki baleh?
Nus sa Adanza.

What's it worth?
Our Inheritance.

To see the full programme or to register for events, go to:

Date: 20–21 May 2017 (Sat–Sun)
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum

  • Jul 2, 2017

    Kodrah Kristang's new Lion City Languages discussion groups: Language Revitalization and Pidgins & Creoles Hello everyone! We're pl... read more Kodrah Kristang's new Lion City Languages discussion groups: Language Revitalization and Pidgins & Creoles Hello everyone! We're pleased to announce the inauguration of a new Kodrah Kristang initiative called Lion City Languages! Through "LionLang" (our own affectionate shortening of the name), we hope to create a safe and inclusive space for everyone to talk about pertinent issues related to Singapore's many heritage and community languages, explore the world of languages and linguistics, and provide support to other communities who are interested in language revitalization in our island home. LionLang discussion groups take place on Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm, and Thursdays, 6pm-7pm, at the National Library Building before Kodrah Kristang classes on either day. The topic on Tuesdays is Language Revitalization, and the topic on Thursdays is Pidgins & Creoles. Lion City Languages: Language Revitalization (Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm, National Library, before Kodrah Kristang 1A Group 6) July 4: Introduction to Kristang Language & Culture July 11: Introduction to Language Revitalization July 18: Ethics in Language Revitalization July 25: Language Revitalization and Communities August 1: Introduction to Dialects and Variation August 15: Revitalization Program Planning August 22: Teaching a Revitalized Language August 29: Lexical Revitalization: Creating New Words September 5: Case Study: Hawaiian September 12: Case Study: Tamil & the NTIL languages Lion City Languages: Pidgins & Creoles (Thursdays, 6pm-7pm, National Library before Kodrah Kristang 2A Group 1) July 6: Singlish July 13: Baba Malay and Chetty Malay July 20: Batavia and Tugu Creole July 27: Petjo and Javindo August 3: Maquísta August 17: Sri Lanka Portuguese Creole August 24: Daman, Diu and Korlai Portuguese Creoles August 31: Kauberdianu / Cape Verdean Creole September 7: Papiamentu September 14: Kreol / Mauritian Creole Lion City Languages is free and open to all regardless of age, race or prior experience. To sign up for our mailing list to receive each week's reading materials and the exact location of each session within NLB, drop us an email at When you email us, do indicate which of the two reading groups (Language Revitalization, or Pidgins & Creoles) you are interested in joining. Cheers and hope to see yall on Tuesdays and Thursdays! show less