Sunday, July 1, 2012

not racist.

Ever wonder why some people ( definitely not me. cos i think it's rude ) like to call the Indians ~ 'KELING'?  So far i only got 2 explanations from 2 non-Indian friends :

Friend 1 :
There were a lot of Indian slaves years ago, and they were chained to the metal chain. So when they move, the banging chain will create the 'kling-klang'( keling ) sound.

Friend 2 :
It's from their culture ! classical Indian dance where dancers wear lots of wrist and ankle bell to create the 'kling-klang' ( keeling ) sound when they dance.

Anybody knows any other or the actual story of the name?


Try not to call them that name, cos it's not nice. Just like how the westerners call us Chinese " ching-chong-ching-chong' . :(

16 comments:

  1. I think "Keling" is just a local term used in our dialect during the early 1920s.

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    1. i know that ... but what is the meaning le? :)

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  2. What a bunch of craps!! LOL..!! It didn't come from the sound la.
    I remembered there is a place called Kalinga during ancient times near Andra Pradesh, India. They fought in fierce battles and blah blah till became Keling....until offensive pula.

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    1. wow .. grandma .. i really respect u la..
      know so many things.. history pun keluar :)

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  3. There's a Majid Kapitan Keling right?

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    1. yeah .. i think i heard of it b4 :)

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  4. Do more research and tell us the true story behind eh~ I want to know why? Also the Ching Chong Ching Chong...

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    1. chingchong .. i think is the way we talk guar?

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  5. its ching chong ling long ting tong hahaha and its for all asians wtheck.

    keling is like the hokkien accent for indians, like huanna for malay.

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    1. i know it's hokkien .. but whats the meaning le?

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  6. even those 2 reasons sound quite ridiculous..hehe..dont think it be possible to trace the correct origin XD

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    1. it's fun rite?
      trying to find the answer for something that we don;t really care much :)

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  7. and in Kedah, the people there not call indians as Keling but Hindu. Many times I told them plz say org india lah! hindu tu agama la! but they ignore me. just stay the same

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  8. i think that one is better than keeling lo..

    but of cos, still wrong la :)
    u r?

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  10. agreed with Twilight Man. The Indian sub-continent used to be known as Benua Kalingga. I guess during the ancient trading times (Malacca sulatante), traders from that continent is refered to Orang Keling.

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