English Journal Literacy Utama
Vol 4 No 1 (2020): English Journal Literacy UTama

The Maintenance of Sindang Beliti Dialect in Muara Beliti, South Sumatera

Anggraini, Yenni (Unknown)
Zuraida, Ida (Unknown)

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Publish Date
31 Mar 2020


Cultural heritage is an object or intangible attribute which is an identity of a society inherited from previous generations, which is preserved for generations to come. Cultural heritage contains not only an objects but also an intangible object such as languages, dialects, and rituals. One of Intangible culture is Sindang Beliti dialect which is from South Sumatera Province. Sindang Beliti dialect included in the Austronesian language used by Sindang tribes which is Lembak, Lembak delapan, and Muara Beliti. This study aimed to determine causal factors of sindang beliti dialect was shifted, and find out what were efforts to maintain the dialect. This study used quantitative-method which data collected by distributing questionnaires to 30 respondents included people, linguists, and Musi Rawas district government. Theory used in this study are from Holmes (2001) and Fishman (1972). The results of this study indicated that there were 3 casual factors of sindang beliti dialect was shifted. They were social, demographic, and legal factors. There were also found 5 efforts to maintain sindang beliti dialect included holding regional song competitions in every anniversary celebration of Musi Rawas district, producing radio broadcasts used sindang beliti dialect, building a playground with the name taken from sindang beliti dialect which is "taman beregam", creating Instagram account used sindang beliti dialect in every posts, and using sindang beliti dialect in government slogan such as "payo ke hikak".

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Humanities Education Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media


It is a peer-reviewed journal published on October 29th, 2018 by Study Program of English Language, Faculty of Languages, Universitas Widyatama, Indonesia. English Journal Literacy UTama (EJL-UTama) is published twice a year form October to March and from April to September. The scopes of this ...