Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (ICSSIS 2018)

The Meaning of Suhi Ampang Na Opat at Batak Toba Ethnicity Marriage

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Murni Eva Marlina Rumapea
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Murni Eva Marlina Rumapea
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icssis-18.2019.68How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Marriage, Kinship, Batak Toba, Ritual, Solidarity
Abstract
Marriage to the Batak Toba Ethnic is a bridge to meeting suhi Ampang na opat, male and female parents. That is to say, with marriage then enjoy the opat from the bride and groom will be related and establish a harmonious relationship. Suhi Ampang Na Opat in marriage rituals provides many benefits, such as lightening and facilitating the implementation of marriage rituals. The term Suhi Ampang Na Opat comes from the Batak Toba Language. Suhi means angle, Ampang means basket, na opat means four. So literally Suhi Ampang Na Opat means a square basket. The purpose of four square (4 elements of relatives) make an agreement in adat. The symbolic meaning of Suhi Ampang Na Opat is that kinship ties need each other, have the same strength, and are inseparable and form the roundness of ideas. The role and function of Suhi Ampang Na Opat in marriage rituals creates a sense of family solidarity, togetherness, and belonging to one another. Suhi Ampang na opat, something that is absolute and a sense of responsibility. The roles and functions of the Suhi Ampang Na Opat must be accounted for, not to be delegated to others. So from that the role and function of Suhi Ampang Na Opat has shown an attitude of self-approach towards cultural values, especially kinship relations and fostering strong bonds, and high solidarity.
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1st International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (ICSSIS 2018)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
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May 2019
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978-94-6252-719-5
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2352-5398
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