Tradisi Kabiab Alela Dalam Perkawinan Adat Masyarakat Desa Ternate Selatan Kabupaten Alor


  • Stevridan Y. Neolaka Universitas Nusa Cendana
  • Delsy A. Dethan Universitas Nusa Cendana
  • Nelci Lely Febriani Kolibel Universitas Nusa Cendana


Tradition, Kabiab Alela, Marriage, Custom


The purpose of this study was to find out background of the implementation of the Kabiab Alela tradition in traditional marriages in the south ternate village community, to find out the values contained in the Kabiab Alela tradition and how to community maintains the Kabiab Alela tradition. The type of research used is descriptive qualitative research. Determination of informants in this study is snowball sampling. Data sources used are proimary data source and secondary data source, data analysis techniques can be carried out in three stage, namely data reduction, data presentation and conclusion. The result of the study show then (1) the procedure for implementing the kabiab alela tradition in traditional marriage for the people of south ternate village, namely the stage of the traditional marriage tradition for the people of south ternate village, which begins with the arrival pf the grooms family anf spokes person to the house of the grooms family adnd spokes person to the brides familys house to convey to the brides family the intet and purpose of our presence at this time. And date, the male family will go to ask the woman to bring the object that has been agreed upon, namely a gong, moko, one goat, rice, betel nut, and coffee sugar, after being received by the brides family and the ceremony continues from receiving guests,eating and drinking until its finished. The finaly stage is marriage (2) the values contained in the kabiab alela tradition are religious values, this implementation process always involves go to complete the kabiab alela tradition, the value of unity, where all communities and families come together to complete the process of implementing the tradition kabiab alela,value of deliberation, the two families together take good decisions through deliberatgion to reach a consenses to determine the wedding day, value of mutual cooperation,where both families and the community maintains the kabiab alela tradition. (3) How the community maintains the Kabiab Alela tradition. 1) old customs and community leaders require all the younger generation to follow the kabiab Alela tradition which is held every year. 2). Carry out this tradition every year so that this tradition continues to exist and is carried out by the next generation, because this tradition is a legacy from ancestors that must be preserved by children and grandchildren or the next generation. 3) the community can increase human resources in advancing local culture, encouraging the community to maximize local cultural potential alomh with empowerment and preservation of traditions.


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How to Cite

Neolaka, S. Y., Dethan, D. A. ., & Kolibel, N. L. F. . (2023). Tradisi Kabiab Alela Dalam Perkawinan Adat Masyarakat Desa Ternate Selatan Kabupaten Alor. Jurnal Sejarah, 20(2), 74–88. Retrieved from