Kedua-dua komuniti ini mempunyai sejarah kedatangan dan perkembangan dalam lanskap sosial yang berbeza. Dalam konteks Cina Peranakan Kelantan. In fact, only three papers on the Peranakan Chinese in Kelantan have been published and they . label (Cina Kampong) to refer to these Chinese. The ” village. Peranakan Chinese, or Straits-born Chinese, are the descendants of Chinese immigrants who 土生華人 in Chinese; Tionghoa-Selat or Tionghoa Peranakan in Indonesian; Phuket version of their own but also Thai and Kelantanese Malay dialect in Kelantan, and Terengganu Malay dialect in Terengganu respectively.

Author: Akikazahn Vudoramar
Country: Chile
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 6 January 2006
Pages: 365
PDF File Size: 4.79 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.50 Mb
ISBN: 727-3-19237-514-9
Downloads: 84503
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Arashill

Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Evolution and Identity of the Kelantan Peranakan Chinese: The fifty or so Peranakan settlements in Kelantan were believed to have been founded sometime before the s starting from Tumpat to Gua Musang and along Sungai Kelantan. The descendants of those early Chinese settlers married local women and had close contacts with the Malays and Thais who formed the majority of the populace. This eventually led to the acculturation of the Chinese and gave rise to the formation of the Peranakan community.

He is ethnically Chinese but his Kelantanese dialect is so homey that he could easily pass off as Malay. The Chinese perceived the local Malays as legitimately dominant and themselves as legitimately subordinate.

This understanding and acceptance of the legitimacy of their relative positions is very crucial in the promotion of a successful inter-ethnic interaction. Today, the days of the Peranakan are numbered and the size of their community is rapidly declining. Modernisation, migration and marriage with non-Peranakans are among the main reasons for the decline.

But perhaps the most significant factor is the need to re-orient their identities to suit the post-colonial racial landscape with its ethnic demarcations of Malay, Chinese, Indian and others categories. Peranakan children no longer mix with their Malay or Thai neighbours, preferring instead the society of their schoolmates or those of similar fina.

It is just a matter of time before the community disappears. The objectives of the research is to indicate present and future transformations of the Kelantan Peranakan Chinese in the rapidly changing and the future of a small group of Kelantanese Chinese, whose forefathers landed in this country more than years ago – much longer than many current crop of so-called Malaysians. Through the process of assimilation, they have lost their identity.

They are not Malays; and naturally would not be accepted as bumiputras. Since they don’t speak Mandarin, Hakka or Cantonese, they feel out of place among the “real” or more “genuine” Chinese. Compounded by their tanned skin, they look every inch like the Malays.

Though their Chinese surnames are maintained, many have taken the Malay names or are being called by the Malay names. But this unfortunate group of people will perish in history in 30 – 40 years to come. They may be a minority in Kelantan but the Peranakan are as colourful as they come.

However, this community is in danger of losing its unique identity. After they are, the Kelantan Peranakan Chinese will go down in history. Kelantan Peranakan Chinese, Peranakan Community, Social Reality, Acculturation, Inter- ethnic Introduction This paper kflantan written based partly on research and partly on personal experience. Everything sounds and looks familiar because at least three generations of my family before me were Kelantan Peranakan.

There are two basic problem which need to be made clear. Firstly, it is not always possible, without in depth research to be certain kelanhan was and who was not a peranakan. Secondly, the peranakan community cima this country has a history of at least years. But like most communities, it is not sociologically static. Over the years the community was affected by numerous changes kelantsn a result of which the boundary that divides the peranakan from the rest of the Chinese has became increasingly vague.

In more recent years, differences between the two are not easily identifiable. There have been of course some studies on the culture of the peranakan community in Malaysia. For this paper, we attempted to provide a rather holistic perspective klantan only because the peranakan community was not just culturally unique, the people also played an important role in the development of the country even if their political position was, by the early part of the 19th century, increasingly superseded by that of the non- peranakan Chinese.


Although we prefer not to be tied down by definitions, we would nevertheless like to begin by saying something about nomenclature. The two terms are strictly not synonymous. The difference would be clearer if each is seen in terms of its actual usage. In general, there are two categories of Chinese in Kelantan. The so-called village Chinese show more Kelajtan and Thai influences in their Chinese culture.

It is pertinent, at this juncture, to explain the beginnings of the Kelantan Peranakan Chinese community in this country.

Kebolehan Bahasa Masyarakat Cina Peranakan Kelantan | Jurnal Usuluddin

The general impression is that it had important links with the coming of Xie Qinggao was Hakka born in Jiaying Zhaou of Guangdong province in and died in At the age of seventeen, he went out to sea and spent fourteen years in Southeast Asia between and In his description of Kelantan, he mentioned that the natives did not allow their women to marry Chinese, and thus the Chinese rarely married. Those who did married Siamese women.

This account is interesting because it indicates the early intermarriage between Chinese and Siamese or Thai as they are now being called.

The lack of any significant religious barrier between two ethnic groups certainly made it easier for such intermarriage to occur.

Xie Qinggao also mentioned of Chinese mixing with Malays during a kind of fair kelantwn lasted a month, when there was much gambling and prostitution. The text further mentioned of Chinese Kapitan and that the people of Fujian lived at the port while those of Guangdong lived mostly in the hills.

In studying the history of Chinese settlement in Kelantan, one should also investigate the migration of Chinese from Thailand to Kelantan. A great number of Peranakan Chinese came from Thailand. Thus it is necessary to study the migration of Ielantan from Thailand in order to know more about the period and condition of Chinese settlement in Kelantan.

The description so far shows that there were certainly 1 Wang Gungwu According to Peranakxn Galating, according to Tweedie Pulai, as we have seen, is and old Chinese settlement Castens: The descendants of those early Chinese settlers who married local women had close contact with Siamese and Malays who were the majority people. This eventually led to the acculturation of Chinese and gave rise to the formation of Peranakan Chinese society.

The Peranakan Chinese culture once formed perpetuated itself until today. History of Chinese Settlement The relations between the Malays and the Chinese before Western colonization did not create any turmoil.

Unfortunately, the close and good relationship between the Melaka Empire and the Ming Dynasty was destroyed by the Portuguese and when China was invaded by the British. According to the Han Dynasty Literature Script, the diplomatic ties with the Malay Archipelago at that time existed for the purpose of doing trade and also to make known the Han Dynasty Kaiser supremacy.

Shipping technology and government support had revitalized the diplomatic and trading relations to the Malay Archipelago and Middle Asia. Hubungan Empayar Melaka-Dinasti Ming Abad kestated that the relationship at the time was amazing, close, firm and warm in the history of both races, and should be written in gold.

Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, pp. Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. Oxford University Press, pp. These seasonal trips were also verified from the existence of the sinkhehs from China in the 19th century. From these aspects of Chinese trading, those involved in local trading were the sinkheh Hokkien or sankah Kantonisthe new recruits from China.

When the ships reached Macao or Amoy, the traders will appoint agents to coax potential migrants sinkheh with sweet promises of instant wealth.


Agents, on the other hand, received a standard payment of a dollar per person Sir Hugh Clifford. After leaving Canton and Amoy, they will cruise the coast until they reach the longitude of E. Then, they will steer through the Hainan group of islands until they reach the southern section.

From there, they will sail to the coast of Cochin China in the south.

Kebolehan Bahasa Masyarakat Cina Peranakan Kelantan

They will stay ashore at Tanjung Padaran and later move towards Singapore. Usually, their trip lasted for days and sometimes even 40 days. They will not drop anchor until potential buyers had gathered on the ship to buy the sinkheh.

The price of skilled workers such as seamstresses, goldsmiths, and carpenters was dollars; while semi- skilled coolies cost dollars and unskilled coolies was dollars. These sinkhehs will later agree to work for 12 kelanfan, receiving food, clothing and little money xina their services.

In the 19th century, 2, – 3, sinkhehs arrived in Penang each year. The people from Kwangtung were considered to be energetic and were the best squatters and land pioneers for the Hokkiens and Teochews, who later became part of the multiracial society in the Malay Peninsular.

Chinese records also have stated the existence of the Chinese community living in the border area of Thai-Kelantan in the midth century. Kelantan could be their early stopover station.

Seeing that ciina relationship between the Malay Peninsular and China has existed from way back, thus it is not surprising that there were many Chinese who came and migrated to this state.

The Wan Ta-Yuan Report for example, stated that since the 14th century an important port existed as a trading center on the East Coast of the Malay Peninsular. The Kelantan River with its long basin and upstream reaches to the mountain range was the water way to extract forest products such as laka wood, rhinoceros horns, elephant tusks, gold and tin ore.

The interaction between the ethnics that existed has created understanding and respect. In effect, the rural Chinese, Malays and Thais have the same interest in traditional games and dances such as wayang kulit shadowplaymenora and wayang gedek. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce Kelantan, pp. This settlement was believed to be earlier than the expected date.

It was proven by the discovery of farming tools and ploughs used by the Chinese for the purpose of planting paddy, that were found to peeanakan similar to the ones used in China at that time. The dialects used by them were Chinese dialects and they were not fluent in Malay. They had their own leader who was known as the Chinese kapitan.

They lived in an isolated ciha by farming paddy and gold mining. Based on this statement, it is proven that Pulai was an early Chinese settlement in Kelantan. They were there solely for economic purposes because the area was rich with gold.

Archeological findings showed that the upstream areas of Kelantan River were filled with gold and tin mining vestiges especially in the surrounding areas of Galas and the Nenggiri River Jenera River and Wias River ;areas at the north east of the Setong River, Mempelam River and the northern area of east of Pergau River Jitiang River and Sokor River ; including, the north west area of Tadoh River towards Tomoh which was situated in the upstream of the Teluban River Sai River and La River.

The upstream areas of Belum and the Patani River were also believed to be littered with gold. These area rich in metal resources became well-known to the whole world and became the center of attraction for traders and travelers. According to Wheatley, surely the main rivers recorded in the Ptolemy map, were rivers that were linked economically for gold trading.