Sub-Ethic Culture In Malaysia

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Malaysia is a multicultural and multi-ethic society. Malaysia consist of three main ethnicity which is Malay, Chinese and Indian in Peninsular Malaysia, where in east coast of Malaysia there are Kadazan and Iban. There are many sub-ethic group in Malaysia, in this assignment I have chosen Malayalam.
Malayalam is the native language of South Indian state of Kerala and the Lakshadweep Islands in the west coast of India. It is believed that Malayalam is derived from Tamil, another south Dravidian language during the sangam period. But many words in Malayalam are borrowed from Sanskrit, and this gives rise to a counter argument about the origin of the language. (Poozhikkadu, 2015)
After World War II, Malayalees traveled to Malaya seeking for a better life, most of them had come in for employment and were successful. They were
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Unlike the Tamil majority, their language is not recognized as one of Malaysia’s people group language taught in public school system. The younger generation is more comfortable speaking English than Malayalees due to the Malayalees zeal for higher education and economic success, they are losing their mother tongue and customs. Though proud of their heritage, family beliefs and traditions, many Malayalees are losing a part of their identities. ( Joshua Project, 2016)
On 23 July 1972, a small working committee was set up with the help of Mr. P.C.Archiblad to form the central organization for Malayalees in Malaysia. The meeting was held on 30 August 1972 at the conference hall of Malaysia Trades Union Congress in Petaling Jaya. Mr. N. Raghavan proposed that the organization be called as the All Malaysian Malayalees. Association (AMMA). The first Executive Council with all the fourteen members was set up. (2015 All Malaysia Malayalee Association (AMMA),

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