Falia‘s Ke-kaghati-an in Muna Speech Community From the Ecolinguistic Perspective

  • Nirmalasari Nirmalasari Halu Oleo University, Kendari, Indonesia
  • Aron Meko Mbete Halu Oleo University, Kendari, Indonesia
  • I Wayan Simpen Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Anak Agung Putu Putra Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia


This paper explained falia ‘taboo’ in kaghati in the Muna Speech Community (MSC) from the ecolinguistic perspective. The kite ‘kaghati’ is one type of the traditional games and a tribal cultural product in MSC which still exists and remains maintained. The forms of interaction, interrelation, and the interdependence in MSC with the natural and socio-cultural environments are recorded in falia’s ke-kaghati-an.The problem in this paper is to answer the question what expression in falia’s ke-kaghati-an is used to express environment in MSC. The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the falia expressions found in ke-kaghati-an’s environment. This research is classified as a qualitative descriptive study as it describes the phenomena of falia expressions and environmental knowledge, especially the ones currently used in ke-kaghati-an’s environment, and the source of natural data as a manifestation of the Muna's socio-cultural-ecological life.

 Falia’s ke-kaghati-an is such a magical expression of magical value that MSC, especially the kaghati maker, feels afraid of breaking it.The expression of falia’s ke-kaghati-an teaches the belief in God, gratitude, balance of life, discipline, justice, honesty, orderliness, beauty, tolerance, and mutual respect. Falia is one way in which MSC shows their adherence to the local wisdom values, especially with regard to the environmental conservation that has been inherited from the ancestors since a long time ago. Conservation of the wealth of the expression of falia in MSC is very important, for both the sustainability of the Muna language and the conservation of kaghati with its traditions and culture, which is preserved in the meaning and cultural values ??of the past heritage as part of itspersonal identity, especially for the younger generation.


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NIRMALASARI, Nirmalasari et al. Falia‘s Ke-kaghati-an in Muna Speech Community From the Ecolinguistic Perspective. e-Journal of Linguistics, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 2, p. 233-241, july 2019. ISSN 2442-7586. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/eol/article/view/49569>. Date accessed: 02 apr. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.24843/e-JL.2019.v13.i02.p04.