The Oral Tradition as a Source of Learning the Local History of South Sumatera

Wargadalem, Farida R and Utama, Nanda Julian and Sinaga, Rosmaida (2017) The Oral Tradition as a Source of Learning the Local History of South Sumatera. The Oral Tradition as a Source of Learning the Local History of South Sumatera, 174.

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Abstract

This article will discuss about oral tradition in some areas in South Sumatra. The main problem in this study is how to make oral tradition as a source of data from relevant and valid historical studies.Oral tradition is one of the most valuable cultural heritages owned by Indonesian people. Indonesian people constitute an integrative and cultural institution among society through oral tradition because they have strong memory in preserving something related oral traditions. Meanwhile, other nations commonly preserve in written inheritance.Lack of written resources to explore the historical culture and various forms of cultural expression make it difficult for people to write about history especially in the sphere of locality. However, to explore the emerging field of oral tradition and various forms of cultural expression in the study shaped by education as well by the writing of history can also come from several oral traditions, of course with some criteria so that the data can be obtained more academically. South Sumatra has wealth of oral traditions, such as Guritan (folk poetry) from Lahat Regency and surrounding areas, Senjang from MusiBanyuasin Regency, Tembang Batanghari Sembilan (folksongs) from Muara Enim Regency, Poetry from Palembang, and some folklore, and many others. Oral tradition contains moral values, customs, religious teachings, arts, history, and so on. However, could it be appreciated as credible historical information and recognized as an alternative tool and technique to document and interpret the past history and culture tradition in South Sumatra? This article seeks to explore the other side of oral tradition especially in South Sumatra, so it can be used as relevant source and useful in learning history. This study used qualitative research with the ethnographic approach related to previewing studies about oral tradition.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LA History of education > LA5-2396 History of education
Divisions: 06-Faculty of Education and Educational Science > 87201-History Education (S1)
Depositing User: Farida WD
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 06:16
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2021 06:16
URI: http://repository.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/45097

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