Min’s fluency in Malay has impressed many netizens who have shared her videos on various social media platforms.
A 27-year-old Hui woman from Lanzhou, Gansu, China, has caught the attention of netizens for her impressive fluency in Malay.
The lady, known as Min, speaks Kelantan and Terengganu dialects.
An active TikTok user who posts videos on weekdays, she usually speaks Malay and occasionally responds to netizens’ questions in Chinese.
She also speaks English and a little Cantonese.
In an interview with Harian Metro, Min revealed that she has been living in Gombak with her family since childhood.
Min, 27, berkata, dia tinggal di Gombak, Selangor, sejak kecil kerana ibu bapanya ditawarkan biasiswa dari Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM), sekitar 1990.♬ original sound – Harian Metro
Her parents studied at the International Islamic University of Malaysia (UIAM) in 1990.
Her family members are all Muslims and belong to the Hui ethnic group in China.
Parents’ Interest In Islamic Studies Leads To Move To Malaysia
Min said her parents are very interested in Islamic studies, but studying in China is difficult because of limited opportunities.
When my parents were offered scholarships to further their studies at UIAM, my parents did not bat an eyelid and immediately decided to move the family to Malaysia. My father had initially received an offer to further his studies in Libya but he was more keen towards Malaysia for its rich culture and heritage.Min on how her family ended up settling down in Malaysia.
Min pointed out that she lived in Malay-dominated residential areas and communities and made friends with Malays at school, which helped her master the Malay language.
Many of her friends are Malay, so she feels comfortable talking to them in Malay.
In primary school, the teacher was shocked by her Malay; she thought Min was Malay.
Netizens Impressed By Hui Girl’s Language Skills
Netizens often ask Min questions about her race, religion, and beliefs, which she finds interesting.
Many people ask her similar questions, and she finds it very interesting.
She has adapted to life in Malaysia and eats almost everything, including durian, tempoyak (fermented durian sauce), and tom yam.
Min’s ability to speak Malay fluently is a testament to the power of cultural exchange and highlights the importance of embracing diversity.