The Use of Word “Oe” in Naming Place in Kupang City: Cultural Linguistics Perspective

  • Yohanes Paulus Florianus Erfiani Universitas Udayana


This article is intended to investigate about the use of word “Oe” in naming place in Kupang city. Furthermore, this article applied two (2) theories. The first theory is cultural linguistic perspective as the core theory and the second theory is morphology as the supporting theory. Obviously, this article applied qualitative research method. Based on the data analysis, it can be concluded that (1). From 51 districts and sub districts in Kupang City, there are ten (10) places (district and sub district) which used the word “Oe” before the name of the place. They are Oesapa, Oesapa Barat, Oesapa Selatan, Oeleta, Oeba, Oepura, Oebobo, Oetete, Oebufu, and Oebobo. (2). The morphological process system in naming place in Kupang city by using the word “ Oe” is “Oe” +  Noun suffix (the name of the place). It means that the pattern of morphological process in naming place by using word “Oe” is Noun (N) ? N. Suffix ? Noun (N). (3). The culture imagery of Kupang speech community believes that the water becomes the important thing in their life. Therefore, they give the name of their place by using word “Oe”, in order that they will get sufficient water sources around their living environment


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How to Cite
PAULUS FLORIANUS ERFIANI, Yohanes. The Use of Word “Oe” in Naming Place in Kupang City: Cultural Linguistics Perspective. International Seminar on Austronesian Languages and Literature, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 293-298, nov. 2021. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 mar. 2023.