• Nyoman Adiputra
  • I Nyoman Wardi


The coconut has a meaningful role in Balinese live. Economically, the coconut is becoming
one of the commodity of Bali. The coconut products such as young and old leaves, flower,
young and old fruits and the coconut stems, all of them used by the Balinese. Coconut is
considered as food stuff, building materials, and for handycrafts. This article reports the
cultural classification of coconut, based on Balinese way of looking. At least there are 12
kinds of coconut, namely: 1) nyuh bulan, 2) nyuh udang, 3) nyuh gading, 4) nyuh gadang, 5)
nyuh sudamala, 6) nyuh bojog, 7) nyuh surya, 8) nyuh rangda, 9) nyuh be julit, 10) nyuh
bongol, 11) nyuh mulung, and 12) nyuh harum. The intended coconuts are used mainly for
religious ceremony. The aim of this article is to desiminate the intended information for it’s
conservation and preservation. By knowing that, as a Balinese, hopefully, that every body
fully concerned in the preservation program of coconut until forever.


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Author Biographies

Nyoman Adiputra
Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Udayana Denpasar
Grup Riset Pembangunan Berlanjut; Pusat Kajian Ergonomi Universitas Udayana.
I Nyoman Wardi
Fakultas Sastra dan Budaya Universitas Udayana

How to Cite
ADIPUTRA, Nyoman; WARDI, I Nyoman. KELAPA DALAM BUDAYA BALI SERTA UPAYA PELESTARIANNYA. Bumi Lestari, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 1, jan. 2016. ISSN 2527-6158. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 dec. 2023.
Original Research Articles


coconut, Balinese culture ,concerned, preservation and conservation

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