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The Baba is similar to the Chinese except for the use of several Malay terms in their daily routine

The Baba is similar to the Chinese except for the use of several Malay terms in their daily routine. The Peranakan Malay spoken by the Malaccan Peranakans group is unequivocally in view of the Malay dialect as many of them can just talk little to none of the dialect of their Chinese forebears. Though in the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia, the Peranakans are known to not just speak their very own Hokkien but also Thai and Kelantanese Malay dialect in Kelantan, and Terengganu Malay dialect in Terengganu respectively. Unlike the rest of the Peranakans in Malaysia, Penang Peranakans in comparison are much vigorously impacted by a variation of Hokkien dialect referred to locally as Penang Hokkien. Today young Peranakans particularly have lost a lot of their conventional dialect. This has resulted in a difference in vocabulary between the older and younger generation particularly now that English and mandarin have supplanted Peranakan Malay as the fundamental dialects talked among the more youthful age.