Correlation of irires noun towards sago: An ecolinguistic study


  • Yafed Syufi Papua University, Manokwari, Indonesia
  • Made Budiarsa Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I Wayan Simpen Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Made Sri Satyawati Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia


afaj, afes, irires, mendow, sago


This study focuses on the aspects of language and culture that correlate with sago processing systems and compound words. It also explains the language phenomena from the aspect of sago dimensions as a configuration of Irires community life. As it is observed, the Irires speakers distinguish between afes (male sago) lexicon and afaj (female sago) lexicon, as part of their life. In addition to the type of sago, there is also an agen-gen (navel) of mendow (sago) which is identical to humans. Likewise, the container used to accommodate the starch or the upper sago starch is called afes (male) and the lower part is called afaj (female).


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Syufi, Y., Budiarsa, M., Simpen, I. W., & Satyawati, M. S. (2019). Correlation of irires noun towards sago: An ecolinguistic study. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture, 5(4), 25-33.



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