Lexicon symbolic meaning in building houses tradition on building materials selection as local wisdom in Minahasa Tombulu area

An ethnosemantic study



  • Femmy Lumempouw Universitas Sam Ratulangi Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Rosalina Rolany Rambing Universitas Sam Ratulangi Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Erenst Mantiri Universitas Sam Ratulangi Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia


ethnosemantic study, lexicon, local wisdom, residential house, symbolic meaning, Tombulu area


The researcher discusses some of the forms of local wisdom in relation to the tradition of building houses. This study is entitled Analysis of the Symbolic Meaning of the Lexicon in the Tradition of Building a Residential House in Preparation for Selection of Building Materials as Local Wisdom in the Tombulu Minahasa area: Ethnosemantic Studies. Research related to local wisdom is important because now people in the Tombulu area when building houses no longer follow the traditional way like the way our ancestors did in the past. The researcher explores and reveals the symbolic meaning of the lexicon like what is used in building houses as local wisdom in the Tombulu Minahasa area. The objectives of this study are (1) to identify and classify the lexicon on the tradition of building houses on the selection of building materials as local wisdom in the Tombulu area; (2) Explaining the symbolic meaning of the lexicon in the tradition of building houses in the selection of building materials as local wisdom in the Tombulu area. The method used in this study is a qualitative descriptive method. Researchers describe and explain narratively.


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How to Cite

Lumempouw, F., Rambing, R. R., & Mantiri, E. (2021). Lexicon symbolic meaning in building houses tradition on building materials selection as local wisdom in Minahasa Tombulu area: An ethnosemantic study. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S4), 1500-1507. https://doi.org/10.21744/lingcure.v5nS4.1885



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