雷子健:猪岛猪山猪地名

雷子健:猪岛猪山猪地名

2 days ago

猪,是穆斯林忌讳的一种动物,也是让穆斯林敏感的字眼,在国会挑起猪的不当话题被逐出议会厅已非新鲜事。猪在马来文唤作babi,一名马来报编辑告知,马来人觉得这个字眼很粗野,2000年代起普遍把babi改称khinzir,这是源自阿拉伯文对猪比较文雅的称呼。然而早在一百多年以前,马来半岛也有以babi为地名,在登嘉楼和柔佛便各有一个Pulau Babi(猪岛之意)。20年前笔者因公到登嘉楼,听闻有一个地名奇特的“猪岛”,便与同伴开车沿著登嘉楼河寻访。原来,Pulau Babi并非一个岛,而是登嘉楼河的...

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