Information from: “Personal Communication on Malabar Indo-Portuguese Creole” . Cardoso, Hugo C. (2018)
100 percent certain, based on the evidence available
There are four speakers of the Cannanore variety and one speaker of the Calicut variety. The last speaker of Cochin passed away in 2010.
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DOMAINS OF USE
SPEAKER NUMBER TRENDS
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Because of the limited number of speakers, Malabar Creole is not used in daily life except between two sisters who both speak the language and who live together. All other speakers are the sole speakers of Malabar Creole in their households and are therefore unable to use it. Interviews conducted with speakers since 2006 reveal great nostalgia for the loss of the language and for a period in their young age in which it was still vital in the family.
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
All speakers are also fluent in both Malayalam and in English.