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The Jawi Peranakan: early popular expressions of Malay identity in the archipelago

Mohd Noor Merican, Ahmad Murad (2021) The Jawi Peranakan: early popular expressions of Malay identity in the archipelago. Melaka Hari Ini, 7 February 2021.

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The newspaper Jawi Peranakan (1876 – 1895), the first Bahasa Melayu periodical in Malaysia grew from the enterprise of the Jawi Peranakan community. It was a weekly, published every Monday. Its printer was Matba’ ‘Al-Saidi (percetakan Muhammad Said), at number 431, Victoria Street (Kampung Gelam), in Singapura. Interestingly the four-paged newspaper carried the slogan “Tawakal itu sebaiknya bekal” (Trust in God as a Provision). Considered to be the first Bahasa Melayu newspaper in the Straits Settlements and the Malay States, the periodical was a natural extension of Malays, especially in port cities – also refered to as Jawi Pekan (literally town Malays).

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM621 Culture
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania > PL5101 Malay
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2024 11:24
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2024 11:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/111470

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