Ernita Daulay, Dwi Widayati, Tengku Silvana Sinar, Bahagia Tarigan


This study discusses the using of the lexicon of flora and fauna in the cultural customs of the Mandailingnese. A qualitative research method with a qualitative descriptive research design was applied in this study. The data in this study were collected by conducting direct interviews with participants and direct observation at the research location. In this study, the participants were the citizens in Ulu Barumun District who at least had sufficient knowledge about the lexicon of flora and fauna in the customs of the Mandailingnese. There are 47 lexicons of flora and fauna in the cultural customs of the Mandailingnese which are still being carried out today in Ulu Barumun District, Padang Lawas Regency, North Sumatra. The use of the lexicon of flora and fauna contained in the customs of the Mandailingnese in Ulu Barumun District, Padang Lawas Regency represents the wealth and values of personal or individual and social life that are used in everyday life. The lexicon of flora and fauna contained in its ethical customs produces a language component which has a very important role in the language system


Lexicon of flora and fauna; Customs; Mandailingnese.

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