Kapitan Keling Mosque

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Kapitan Keling Mosque
Masjid Kapitan Keling
Location Penang, Malaysia
Established 1801
Administration Penang Islamic Council
Architectural information
Style Islamic, Mughal, Moorish

The Kapitan Keling Mosque is a mosque built in the 19th century by Indian Muslim traders in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.[1][2] It is situated on the corner of Lebuh Buckingham (Buckingham Street) and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (Pitt Street).

"Keling" is a Malay term for people of Indian origin, nowadays considered offensive but not so considered at the time when the mosque was built. The "Kapitan " was a representative of the Indian community, like the "Kapitan Cina" for the Chinese community.


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