Proceedings of the Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019)

Language and Cultural Identity of the People of Bawean Island

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Sri Wiryanti Budi Utami, Bea Anggraini
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Bawean; variety of languages; cultural identity; social community
Abstract
The similarity of Bawean people's utterances to the Madurese lays on a reason that the Bawean people are often equally associated with Madurese. However, the Bawean people dislike being equally perceived as Madurese. The tradition of wandering, ethnic diversity and migrants on Bawean Island have been quite influential on their language and cultural identity. Through ethnography communication method that emphasizes the technique of 'thick description' to describe the characteristics of language and culture according to the Bawean people’s perspective. The findings revealed that the Bawean people are not a homogeneous ethnic entity, bearing in mind that the Javanese, Kemas, Madurese, Bugis and ethnic people in Bawean acknowledge their ethnic origin. Most people equally seen Bawean people with Madurese, since there about 80% of similarities between the languages. Linguistically, the similarity of a number of vocabulary words in addition to some existing similarities in the narrative of the Bawean people and Madurese people show that Bawean language is a typical dialect of Madurese language. The tradition of wandering or migrating to neighboring country or island and as a community who came into known from a number ethnic groups settled in the island of Bawean, and all those ethnics finally unite the other into a single recognized culture. The recognition of a variety of languages as their own, the Bawean people are identifiable as a separate social community. The Bawean people feel themselves incomparable to Madurese. The Bawean people's awareness of cultural identity was meant to unite the various living ethnic groups whose language is typically spoken and known as Bawean language variety. This language is further identified as a medium from which the Bawean distinguish themselves from other ethnicities.
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Proceedings
Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
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978-94-6252-775-1
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.47How to use a DOI?
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