Pantun, Malay Oral Tradition

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Pantun is considered as the soul that brings together the various communities and aspects of Malay life, and is able to describe an art of ideas and thoughts known as the local wisdom of its people. The pantun is highly imbued with moral messages, relayed to its listeners in fine and polite styles, in a verse form made up of four lines, with an ab-ab rhyme scheme. The first and second line act as the foreshadower, while the third and fourth coin the proper meaning. Each line generally contains four words with a syllable-count of 8 to 12. The Pantun may be transmitted orally or in music and song.

The foreshadower is a description of nature and life lived and the wisdom gained therein, which acts as a shadow of the meaning that is to come in the next part of the verse. Traditionally the foreshadower employs elements from the flora, fauna or nature around the settlements. In fact they hint at the human emotions, thoughts and characters. From these fine verses we are able to catch a glimpse of the nature and temparment of the Malays, well known for their courtesy, kindliness, openness and harmonious living.

All the communities practising the Pantun in Indonesia and Malaysia are deeply committed and involved in the form and its present condition, among they are the pemantun, the singers and practitioners, the traditional musicians who accompany the Pantun, the customary figures and chiefs in the society, the upholders and devotees of the form in the various customary rituals and occasions and other cultural performances, the central and local government involved in cultural activities, i.e. the teachers/trainers/participants in the formal schools and in out-of-school artistic workshops, the audiences of the Pantun, the commercial entities and also the social volunteer groups.  

Two nations sharing the form, cooperation has long been established officially in the fields of literature and language including the Council Southeast Asia Literature (MASTERA).

As it has spread far and wide it is only right that the pantun be recognised as a collective Malay heritage, but also as a shared one owned by all who use the form. The centres of the spread of the poetic form may be traced to many of the districts of Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua) and in Malaysia in Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Johor, Pahang, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah and Sarawak.

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Tahun  No. Pencatatan  Nama Karya Budaya  Profinsi  Domain 
1 2014 201404157 Pantun Melayu Kepulauan Riau Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan
2 2017 201707372 Pantun Betawi DKI Jakarta Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan
3 2017 201708011 Pantun Atui Riau Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan
4 2011 201101913 Vaino Sulawesi Tengah Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan
5 2010 201000424 Pantun Sunda Jawa Barat Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan
6 2011 201101347 Pantun dalam Perkawinan Banjar Kalimantan Selatan Seni Pertunjukan
7 2011 201101968 Carita Pantun Jawa Barat Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan
8 2011 201101971 Wayang Pantun Jawa Barat Seni Pertunjukan
9 2012 201202280 Pantun Buhun Jawa Barat Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan
10 2012 201202341 Pantun Majalengka Jawa barat Seni Pertunjukan
11 2013 201303053 Pantun Beton Jawa Barat Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan
12 2016 201606816 Pantun Meminang Sumatra Utara Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan
13 2010 201000431 Pattun Lampung Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan


Tahun  No. Penetapan  Nama karya Budaya  provinsi  Domain 
1 2013 201300023 Pantun Betawi Warisan Bersama Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan
2 2014 201400111 Pantun Melayu Kepulauan Riau Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan
3 2018 201800645 Pantun Atui Riau Tradisi dan Ekspresi Lisan
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