Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017)

Actualization of Local Wisdom in Simalungun Ethnics Daily Life

Authors
Saragih Hisarma, Subhilhar, R. Hamdani Harahap, Amir Purba
Corresponding Author
Saragih Hisarma
Available Online December 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.35How to use a DOI?
Keywords
local wisdom. actualization, Simalungun ethnic.
Abstract
Simalungun is an ethnic group in North Sumatera, known as one of Batak sub ethnic. As an ethnic group, they have their own internal interaction to begin with and since 19th century they have external contact guided by local wisdom. Because of migration, Simalungun people has consider "us" as our culture and "not us" not as our culture, and live harmoniously, guided by believed philosophy of life. As the problem how well Simalungun ethnic can live harmoniously in the midst of multiethnics? What and how the actualize their philosophy of life? The aim of this study is to explain how well Simalungun ethnic can live harmoniously in the midst of multiethnics, guided by their philosophy of life. By using qualitative research method, the reasearch conducted by collecting research sources from literatures, archives, and continued by in-depth interview by choosing key information, person who is able to understand and carry out the society philosophy of Simalungun ethnic. In reality Simalungun people has life philosophy which still actual and carried out together, with local terms as: habonaron do bona, (honesty), tolusa hundulan lima saodoran, (relatives), sapangambei manoktok hitei, (togetherness), system marga, (family identity), marharoan bolon, (cooperation), marsialopari, (sharing), marsombuh sihol, (remember hometown), and hopuk (shared savings). The conclusion of the research shows that Simalungun people is very tolerant toward new comer yet the new comer can even be "us".The research recommendation is that the existance of local wisdom can give development contribution in the frame of unitary state of Indonesian Republic.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2017
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978-94-6252-477-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.35How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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