Semantic Analysis of the Minangkabau Classical Proverb Based on the Model of the Proverb Tree

Diah Noverita


This article aims to describe the meaning of the Minangkabau classic proverb from a semantic perspective. The interpretation of the classical Minangkabau proverb is illustrated in the design of the proverbial tree model. Minangkabau classic proverb data is presented in literature review from various relevant sources.Result of research indicate that found relation of adat and syarak in semantic study. This indicates a close relationship between adat and syarak in the daily life of the Minangkabau people. This indicates that the Minangkabau are strong with their customs and religion. Strength of religion and religion as it goes along. The power of religion (Islam) signifies that the Minangkabau are religious and devout Muslims.

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