Alan Baxter

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The origins of Malacca Creole Portuguese lie in the strategies that the Portuguese adopted to cope with a critical manpower problem in their Asian colonies. The European Portuguese have always comprised small minorities in their colonies, drawing heavily on local peoples, free and enslaved, in maritime trade and in military endeavors. Missionary activities have encouraged a significant development of local Christian populations of Portuguese cultural and linguistic orientation. However, and more significantly, in relation to social cohesion and control, has been the creation of the Casado class (A European PortugueseRead More
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