Macau Sâm Assi

Short film

Macau Sâm Assi

5

minutes

Macau Sâm Assi

This Is Macao

Dóci Papiaçám di Macau

Macanese Patuá is a vanishing creole language that is spoken informally in Macao (China) with a vocabulary drawing on Portuguese, Malay, Singhalese, English, Spanish and Cantonese. Macao’s theatre group Doci Papiaçam di Macau has been preserving this unique dialect for over 20 years through humorous plays performed in Patuá. This Is Macao is the group's patuá version of a Portuguese original "Lisboa é Assim" song.

Macau, China

2011