Ngayu-Ayu Ritual Practice of Sasak Ethnic: Ethnolinguistic Perspective

St. Raudloh, Lalu Erwan Husnan, Muhammad Shubhi, Syaiful Bahri


Ngayu-ayu is a ritual practiced by Sasak people in Sembalun Bumbung of East Lombok of West Nusa Tenggara Province to thank to the God for soil fertility and yields given. By ritual, it is hoped that people will be spared from diseases and disaster. This research is aimed at describing cultural terms used in Ngayu-ayu. It is qualitative research. Ethnolinguistic approach is used. Data gathered through observation, interview, documentary, and literature review. Results show that Ngayu-ayu ritual practice has been become a part of people’s culture of Sembalun. The cultural terms which are found in ritual show us that there is a reciprocal relationship between people and nature. The terms used are also a part of indigenous knowledge of Sembalun people in, building a perfect harmony with the nature.

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