Angkola traditional marriage: Representation and cultural values
Hennilawati, Robert Sibarani, Ikhwanuddin Nasution, Sahron Lubis
Culture as the facility for relation to introduce identity to other countries is a product which needs to be inherited from generation to generation. One of the traditions in Angkola is ‘mangandung’ in a traditional marriage. As a part of the tradition, this procession has a cultural value which describes the behavior of Angkola community. The objective of this research was to find out the representation of cultural values in Angkola community in which there was a ‘mangandung’ tradition, especially in a wedding ceremony in Angkola community. The research used semiotic theory to find out the cultural values; it also used descriptive qualitative method. The data consisted of ‘andung’ text in traditional marriage of Angkola community. The result of the research showed that ‘mangandung’ tradition in the traditional marriage of Angkola community that contained cultural values like kinship and ‘holong’ (love and affection).