What can be attributed for Malacca’s diversity?
Part of Malacca's diversity rests with the wide variety of people who inhabitat this Malaysian state. Among the nearly 800,000 inhabitants are native Malays (57%); Chinese (32%); Indians; Kristang, who trace their roots to Portuguese ancestry; Dutch; and Eurasians. Its capital, Malacca Town, was originally a small fishing village, but the area eventually became a major trade route. Portugal ruled the area for more than a hundred years during the 16th and 17th centuries before being the Dutch came to power; Dutch rule lasted for more than 150 years into the late 18th century. Great Britain gained control during the first quarter of the 19th century. Famed for its multi-cultural food, Malacca's past European dcolonization has added a wide influence on this modern Asian state that features hospitals, universities and museums.
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