Minahasa Cultural Customs

Anggreni Purba, Jeiny Cintia Sinjal, Ingriet Mahgrita O. Mumekh, Gracia Crismas Br Sitepu, April Anto Paska Nduru, Agnes Agnita Lukalemba, Darmawan Edi Winoto


The Minahasa tribe is an indigenous people originating from the Minahasa Peninsula in North Sulawesi. The people of the Minahasa tribe are scattered in several areas, such as the Minahasa Regency, South Minahasa Regency, Southeast Minahasa Regency, North Minahasa Regency, Bitung City, Manado City and Tomohon City. Due to being the largest ethnic group in this province, the Minahasa people are often referred to as Manadonese. The approach used in this study is a qualitative approach method. Two research data sources were used in this study, namely primary and secondary. The inspection technique used in this method is the source triangulation technique. The source is obtained from exploring the truth of the information using various data sources such as observation. Results show that the Minahasa people do not know their historical origins. Minahasa residents in cities and villages are no longer offered the original cultural elements as seen in other ethnic groups in their various activities. Relations with neighbouring regions, the closest neighbouring areas of the Minahasa area, are the Gorontalo, Bolaang Mongondow and Sangihe Talaud regions. Cultural relations (adjusting to imitate each other) with the existence of Kawim -mawin, sangir people who live sedentary lives in Minahasa and vice versa, this kind of Minahasa people is the same as the relationship of Minahasa people in Gorontalo.


Culture; Tribe; Minahasa

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18415/ijmmu.v10i2.4356


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