This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.
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An ethnic group of persons and their descendants who are of mixed European and Asian lineage. Also known in Mandarin as “欧亚族”.
As the Mandarin name suggests, Eurasians are “descendants of both Europeans and Asians.” Their ancestors mainly came from Portugal, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom during the colonial period between the 16th and 18th centuries. (Lianhe Zaobao, 25/8/2019)
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zhōng tú zhī jiā
rén mín xié huì
guò fān kè