The Cultural Study of Boa as Wedding Ceremony in Talaud Regency


  • Herold H Pareda Fakultas Sastra Universitas Pembangunan Indonesia


The aims of the research are to study the Bo’a as wedding ceremony in Talaud Regency. To find out the important thing in marriage ceremony in Ganalo Village.To know the terms, conditions, and functions of Bo’a. To figure out the process of Bo’a. in this research, the researcher used qualitative research because the data were taken from informants. The result of this research which has been found by the researcher that the meaning of word Bo’a is giving greeting to each other. In addition, the meaning of greeting is wide. So there are special greetings which are used in Boa ritual. Boa is divided in two part, those are Bo’a pansalangan and medda. Bo’a pansalangan is practiced by two people while Boa medda is 16 people, 8 from bride’s proxies and also 8 from groom’s proxies. So if calculated there are 18 people practicing Bo’a. This ritual can be dangerous if the doer of Boa makes a mistake. But it can be valuable if the doer does not a mistake. To be a doer of Bo’a is not easy, in another words, it needs terms and condition. Bo’a is as vital part in marriage ceremony. Without Bo’a, the wedding cannot continue. This ritual is part of Talaud culture especially people in Ganalo Village that might not be taken away from their life. Bo’a is trusted bringing the goodness if this done promptly. Kata kunci: Boa, Talaud regency, Culture






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