Kearifan tempatan: Deskripsi dan Terminologi tentang 'Padi' dalam masyarakat Iban di Sarawak

Remmy, Gedat and Rosnah, Mustafa and Hamidah, Abdul Wahab and Wan Robiah, Meor Osman and Siti Marina, Kamil (2017) Kearifan tempatan: Deskripsi dan Terminologi tentang 'Padi' dalam masyarakat Iban di Sarawak. In: The International Conference on Language Studies 2017 (iCLS 2017), 9th and 10th August 2017, Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia,.

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Paddy has its own value and unique identity within the Iban community in Sarawak.This community’s high regard and appreciation for rice are manifested in the annual festival to celebrate the rice harvest known as the Gawai Festival. This festival marks the community’s commemoration and worship of the spirit of the paddy because the Ibans believe paddy to be holy and possess a spirit. The supremacy of paddy within the Iban community can be found in the Iban oral tradition, including the story Penti Pemali Muai Leka Asi Pumai Kitai Iban. In the past, a family is considered rich and of 2 hardworking descent if they have a lot of paddy. Today, the values and beliefs in the planting rituals are slowly disappearing. This paper aims to document and explain the terminology associated with paddy and the activities in paddy planting within the Iban community in Sarawak. This study which employed the interview and observation methods found that due to modernisation, a huge number of traditional terms associated with paddy are slowly disappearing from the Iban community. The researchers believe that modernisation may potentially result in the loss of these traditional terms or their relegation to archaic forms of the language by future generations, unless these terms are documented and continue to be used within the community.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Local knowledge, Paddy/Rice terminology, Iban community, Ethnocultural, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Centre for Language Studies (rebranded to FLSCS in 2015)
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 01:30
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 01:30

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