Felysianus Sanga., Alex Djawa and Hendrina Pada
The most of the Loli people living in West Sumba Regency are people who believe in Marapu. This school believes and worship the dead ancestors or ancestors. They believe that the spirits of their ancestors did not die. The spirits of their ancestors dwelled in Wapu Marapu ‘Marapu village’. They believe that the spirits of the ancestors are safari bearers for those who are still alive to Mawolo Marawi ‘God who made and created’. This conceptual expression and identity of the people who believe in this belief can be seen on the grave stone as a cultural medium. Semiotic meanings ‘symbolic’ describe the message to the public about the identity of adherents. The aim is to express the meaning and values contained in the soul of the community.
Keywords: ancestors, marapu confidence, identity and symbolic meaning
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