Proceedings of the 6th Batusangkar International Conference, BIC 2021, 11 - 12 October, 2021, Batusangkar-West Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

Unlocking the Relationship of Makassar Language with Click Language

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319604,
        author={Abdul Rahman Rahim and Andi Sukri Syamsuri and M.  Agus and Zulham  Anugrah and Muh.  Akhir},
        title={Unlocking the Relationship of Makassar Language with Click Language},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th Batusangkar International Conference, BIC 2021, 11 - 12 October, 2021, Batusangkar-West Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BIC},
        year={2022},
        month={8},
        keywords={language kinship; makassar language; selayar language},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319604}
    }
    
  • Abdul Rahman Rahim
    Andi Sukri Syamsuri
    M. Agus
    Zulham Anugrah
    Muh. Akhir
    Year: 2022
    Unlocking the Relationship of Makassar Language with Click Language
    BIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319604
Abdul Rahman Rahim1,*, Andi Sukri Syamsuri2, M. Agus1, Zulham Anugrah3, Muh. Akhir1
  • 1: University of Muhammadiyah Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia
  • 2: Alauddin Islamic University, Makassar, Indonesia
  • 3: Selayar District Education Office, Indonesia
*Contact email: Abdrahman@unismuh.ac.id

Abstract

One of the regional languages in South Sulawesi is Makassar language. This regional language is used by several urban districts in South Sulawesi, including Makassar ,Gowa, Takalar, Jeneponto, Bantaeng, some Bulukumba, and some speakers in the Selayar Islands Regency. This study aims to identify the level of kinship between the Makassar language and the Selayar language .The results of the identification become the basis for calculate the separation period between Makassar language and Selayar language. This research is quantitative descriptive. The glottochronological analysis shows the separation period Makassar language and Selayar language for 378 years which occurred between 688 AD to 1066 AD. The separation period between Makassar language and Selayar language occurred in a period of 378 years. The applied glotochronological analysis results in data that the language separation occurred approximately between 1,333 to 955 years ago. It was also found that the Makassar language and Selayar language separated in 688 AD-1066 AD Based on the time of separation according to Crowley, the Selayar language is a dialect of the Makassar language