The Flora and Fauna Lexicons within the Ama Samawa of Sumbawa Society in Indonesia

Ecolinguistic Perspective

  • Suparman STKIP Paracendekia NW Sumbawa, Sumbawa, Indonesia.
  • Ida Bagus Putra Yadnya Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I Wayan Simpen Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Made Sri Satyawati Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
Keywords: Lexicons, Flora, Fauna, Ama Samawa, Ecolinguistic


This study aimed to describe the lexicon flora and fauna with the Ama Samawa. It was a term derived from the Sumbawa language which means linguistic expression. It was influenced and shaped by the lexicon of flora and fauna from the environment. Ama Samawa was produced and practiced by the Sumbawa community in Sumabawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. This study applied an ecolinguistic theory approach. Furthermore, the data was collected by applying interview and participatory observation. The data were analyzed using a dialectical ecolinguistic framework. It was developed by Bang and Door (1993). Therefore, the results of this study found the species of lexicon fauna were kebo (buffalo), ayam (chicken), jaran (horse), mayung (deer), asu (dog), uti (kada), belek (snake), and bodok (cat), while the species of flora lexicon includes, kemang (flower), bage (old tamarind fruit), seping (young tamarind fruit), kedebong punti (banana pelapah), godong (banana leaf), and air (bamboo).


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How to Cite
Suparman, Yadnya , I. B. P., Simpen , I. W., & Satyawati, M. S. (2021). The Flora and Fauna Lexicons within the Ama Samawa of Sumbawa Society in Indonesia. The International Journal of Language and Cultural (TIJOLAC), 3(01), 29-35. Retrieved from