Sakaya: Balia Tradition Transformation in The Kaili Tribe Community of Palu, Central Sulawesi

Fakhrurrozi, Hatta and Mashuri, Saepuddin and Haeba, Ilham Dwitama and Khoirotun, Ulfun (2023) Sakaya: Balia Tradition Transformation in The Kaili Tribe Community of Palu, Central Sulawesi. El Harakah: Jurnal Budaya Islam, 24 (2). ISSN 2356-1734

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The social changes of the Palu community after the 2018 disaster affected the values, attitudes, behaviors, and perspectives of some religious groups in society, which in turn forced the Balia tradition to transform as an adaptive step. This qualitative research aims to find the transformation of Balia by using an ethnographic approach. The research location was in the cities of Palu and Sigi. The sample was determined twice using the snowball technique and convenience sampling, which resulted in five respondents. Data was collected using depth interviews and analyzed using triangulation. This study found that Balia has transformed into a new form adapted to the community's needs and demands, called Sakaya. The term Sakaya is intended for someone who can be a medium or a means of communication with supernatural beings. Sakaya is not a colossal ritual but a personal ritual. The transformation occurs in the second aspect of Balia and does not leave the primary aspect. As a result, these rituals have become more effective, efficient, inexpensive, and easily accessible to the public. Another finding of this research is that the function of the Sakaya is extended beyond Balia, which includes economic, social, and political aspects, which makes it more acceptable in the social life of the Kaili tribal community.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Education > Education (General)
Depositing User: Hatta Hatta Fakhrurozi
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2023 05:05
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2023 04:46

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