How to revive a 500-year-old dying language - BBC News
A group of volunteers in Singapore are reviving Kristang, the language of the Portuguese Eurasians.
Until two years ago, university student Kevin Martens Wong had never even heard of his ancestral tongue, let alone spoken it.
The Singaporean linguist was researching endangered languages when he stumbled upon Kristang in a book. As he dug deeper, he realised it was the language of his maternal grandparents.
Mr Wong had heard smatterings of Kristang while growing up. But his grandparents were hardly fluent. His mother couldn’t speak Kristang at all.