What is Penang Hokkien?

Penang Hokkien is a variant of the Hokkien dialect that is unique to Penang, Malaysia. Hokkien originated from the southern Fujian province in the Minnan region of China. As the Chinese settlers integrated themselves into the local community, they started incorporating indigenous words into their language. Penang Hokkien is an integral part of our cultural heritage and there has been a movement to rejuvenate interest and prevent the language from dying out.



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