An Analysis of Lexicons Related to Wura Bongi Monca Dance in Bima


  • Maria Yuliana Geofany English Language Education, Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha, Singaraja, Indonesia
  • I Gede Budasi English Language Education, Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha, Singaraja, Indonesia
  • Dewa Ayu Eka Agustini English Language Education, Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha, Singaraja, Indonesia


Language Maintenances, Wura Bongi Monca Dance, Lexicon, Word Formation, Word Classes


Wura Bongi Monca dance is a classic dance from Bima NTB. It has its lexicons. This research was designed in the form of descriptive qualitative study which aimed to find out its lexicons and their culture meaning, their word formations, as well as their word classes. The data of the study were in the forms of primary and secondary data. The primary data were obtained using observing and interviewing technique while the secondary ones  were taken from analyzing the relevant documents found in Bima Museum, NTB. The results of this study show that: (a) 23 lexicons were found in the dance and divided into 3 parts: namely, 7 are connected to its dance movements, 12 to its costumes, and 4 to its musical instruments; (b) In term of  its word formations, 2 types were found; compounding (13), and borrowing (3); and (c) In term of the lexicon word category, only 3 word classes were  found: nouns (27), adjectives (9), and verbs (2) .


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