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What are the characteristics of Macanese people?

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The Macanese-born Portuguese, or simply the Macanese, refers to an ethnic group that originated in Macau in the 16th century, consisting mostly of people with some Portuguese ancestry. Historically, many ethnic Macanese spoke Patuá, which is a form of Portuguese-based creole and now almost extinct. Many are fluent in both Portuguese and Cantonese. The Macanese have also preserved their own distinctive cuisine..


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