FOLKLORES FROM SOUTH SUMATERA IN ENGLISH: MEDIA TO INTRODUCE INDONESIAN CULTURE TO INTERNATIONAL WORLD

ARMILIA SARI

Abstract


The objective of this research is to describe culture values which are contained in
three folklores from South Sumatera and its functions as a media to introduce
Indonesian culture to international world. This research is a library research. The
data were gathered by using descriptive method and qualitative approach. As it is
well known, Indonesia has a lot of folklores from 35 provinces as precious
Indonesian wealth, one of them is South Sumatera Province. There are three
folklores from South Sumatera; Legend of Kemaro Island, Legend of Bidar Boats
Competition, and Semesat and Semesit. Indonesian folklores in English have role to
introduce Indonesian terms, to describe Indonesian culture, and to promote
Indonesian places. By reading the English version of the folklores on this website,
people from all over the world can comprehend the stories and its culture values.


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