Character Values in the Oral Tradition of Folk Songs From Dairi

Tutiariani Nasution, Herman Herman, Resmi Resmi, Rosmeri Saragih, Yusniati N. Sabata, Nanda Saputra


One form of the language of a culture that is reflected in the group of speakers is folk songs. A song consists of various word arrangements with a unique and interesting language style. The composition of these words contains meanings that aim to influence the formation of the identity and character of the adherents. The Pakpak Dairi community is no exception. So this study aims to describe the character of the Pakpak Dairi community through folk songs. The research method used is descriptive qualitative interactive model of Miles and Huberman in anthropolinguistic studies. Data on Pakpak Dairi folk songs analyzed were three songs. The results of the analysis obtained a description of the character of the Pakpak Dairi people, namely: 1) love for the motherland (nationalism); 2) environmental care; 3) hard work; 4) independent; 5) responsibility; 6) national spirit; and 7) friendly/communicative.

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