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Tamil and Singlish: here you are explained the top 5 words of Tamil origins you might hear in Singapore while visiting “Little India”

Parole Tamil a Singapore, Tamil, Singapore, Little India

A valuable contribution to the enrichment and development of Singlish lexicon, especially for what concerns the entry of new loan words coming from all other contextual languages in Singapore, finds its roots in Tamil Language1. In fact, right to Tamil Language are attributable the origins of these five typical Singlish words you might easily hear while visiting that colourful and charming quarter of Singapore named Little India: Goondu (leterally translated from Tamil Language into Italian, it…

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Japanese occupation and economic boom in Singapore

Japanese occupation, Singapore, Japanese victory

Around the last decades of Nineteenth century, aside from being considered a key hub for all import and export maritime trade routes of the entire Malay Peninsula, Singapore had also gradually become one of the the most dynamic immigration port in the whole Southeast Asia. In fact, it was just in Singapore island that the vaste majority of Chinese, Indian and Indonesian immigrants – who had arrived in droves – used…

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