Land-Use Guidelines in Tambo Minangkabau Oral Literature
Dr. Sheiful Yazan, M.Si. and Dr Arwemi, M.Pd.
Islam Negeri (UIN) Imam Bonjol Padang, Padang, Indonesia 25153
Oral Literature of Tambo Minangkabau is mandatory utterances which are always delivered in any traditional ceremonies of Minangkabau society. Each ceremony should be conducted with the delivery of customary speech called pasambahan. The main content of pasambahan speech is Tambo Minangkabau as a guideline of living in society. This article describes the contents of Tambo Minangkabau with a set of guidelines for land use by the society in nagari. The guidelines for land use concern all the designation of: rice field, old crop land, land for vegetables, housing, public facilities, and reserve lands. All these guidelines show harmony with nature according to the philosophy of Alam Takambang jadi Guru, which mean Nature be Teacher. Every village must obey and arrange the land use with these guidelines, and making regulations so that each of those guidelines are implemented.
Topic: Gender and Geography, Indigenous Knowledges, Religious and Peoples Rights