Are dialects dying out?

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 02 Aug 2015

In Singapore, three decades of the ‘Speak Mandarin Campaign’ and the rise of English-speaking Chinese families have caused dialects to disappear. Does the same fate await Hokkien, Hainan, Teochew, Hakka and Cantonese in Malaysia?

CHINESE dialects are on the brink of extinction. And it’s happening sooner that expected.

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