Payment System and Brideprice Recording in Belu-Indonesia

Beatrix Yunarti Manehat, Gugus Irianto, Lilik Purwanti


This study aims to explain the payment system and the form of brideprice recording in traditional marriages. These two things are important to note considering that brideprice payments spend assets in large and varied amounts. This study uses the interpretive paradigm with phenomenology methods. Interviews were conducted with 2 informants. The results of the study show that there are two bride price payment systems, namely payments with paid off systems and installment systems. As for the recording system, it is a simple record without any debit and credit separation column and only contains the name of the cost and amount, the timing of the brideprice and the two parties conducting custom marriage in accordance with the accounting constructed in the Indigenous tribe of Uma Duakun Belu-Indonesia. 


Payment System; Brideprice; Assets; Phenomenology

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