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Semantic field of hand activities in manuping tradition of South Kalimantan Indonesia

Rusma Noortyani and *Fatchul Mu’in

¹Study Program of Indonesian Language and Literature Education.
²Study Program of English Language Education, Department of Language and Arts Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Lambung Mangkurat University

*Corresponding Author Email: muin_sihyar(at)

Rusma Noortyani

Fatchul Mu’in

Article Number: IJEPRR.20.016  |   Pages: 141-150  |   Vol. 7 (4), July 2020   |   DOI:

 Received: April 16, 2020  Accepted: June 24, 2020  Published: July 17, 2020


This research aims to find the semantic field of hand activities in the manuping tradition. It attempts to describe in detail, the existing structures showing the relationship between the meanings of inter-lexemes in the manuping tradition in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. The researchers used qualitative research method with some characteristics, as suggested by Bogdan and Biklen (1998). These characteristics are as follows: (1) it uses natural settings as data sources and the researchers as the main instrument, (2) it is descriptive, (3) it is more concerned with the process than the results, (4) it tends to analyze data inductively, and (5) the meaning is the primary concern. This method is feasibly used for researching the subject in the performance of manuping tradition. This method is very suitable to be used in this study as it examines the subject and is performed at a manuping tradition show. The result of the research is the meaning field of hand activities in the manuping tradition including, (1) holding, (2) touching, (3) taking, (4) carrying, (5) laying down, (6) throwing, (7) receiving, (8) ) giving, (9) opening, (10) withdrawing, (11) calling, and (12) pointing. A total of twenty-four lexemes refer to the hand activities of manuping tradition in Banjarese language. It is suggested that policymakers in the cultural field of the City Government of Banjarmasin should make use of the result as a design for determining the cultural policy. This result can also be used by the media to protect, maintain, develop, and preserve the existence of manuping tradition as a cultural wealth of Banjarese ethnicity.


Hand activities, manuping tradition, semantic field

How to Cite this Article

Noortyani R, Mu’in F (2020). Semantic field of hand activities in manuping tradition of South Kalimantan Indonesia.  Int. J. Educ. Pol. Res. Rev. 7(4):141-150.

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