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A Lifetime of Labour: Cantonese Amahs in Singapore – BiblioAsia asian domestic amah


An amah or ayah is a girl or woman employed by a family to clean, look after children, and perform other domestic tasks. Amah is the usual version in East Asia.

Amah may refer to: Amah, a unit of measurement described in the Bible Amah (​mother), a term for "mother" in several contexts; Amah (occupation), the Chinese or south Asian term for a girl or woman employed as a domestic servant; Amah.

The presence of female domestic helpers, especially for childcare, is widespread in Asian urban centres today, but the practice of employing nannies can be.

The black-and-white amah, renowned for her domestic skills, has left a of the amah, or Chinese female domestic servant, from bygone days.