Local Wisdom in Kelong Makassar as a Character Education Media for the Young Generation


  • Dafirah, Pammuda, Baharakkase Teng, Sumarlin Rengko, A. Tenri Bali Baso


This research aims to reveal the local wisdom contained in the Makassar Kelong text. It is important to do this considering the onslaught of foreign cultures that have touched remote villages. The noble values in the form of local wisdom contained in the Kelong text can be a shield or control of moral teachings for the younger generation. This research is a qualitative descriptive study. Methods of data collection are done through field research and library research. Oral data obtained from the field is then transferred to written discourse to be translated. While the written data obtained from ancient manuscripts or previous researchers were then transliterated and translated. Data analysis was carried out using a literary anthropology approach with the interpretation method of meaning.The results showed that in the Kelong text, three concepts were found, namely sipakatau (humanity to each other), sipakalabbiri (mutual respect), and sipakaingaq (reminding each other). In the concept of sipakatau, in it, there are values of affection, loyalty, humility. Meanwhile, in the sipakalabbiri concept, the value of constancy is found. Religious value is found in the concept of sipkaianga. The three concepts contained in the Makassar Kelong text should be implemented by the younger generation to become a generation of character and morals in globalization.