Moh. Karmin Baruadi, Sunarty Eraku


Customhouse is part of cultural diversity as a building with unique characteristics of a region. It symbolizes a certain region, Gorontalo customhouse, Banthayo Poboide also has this unique characteristic. This traditional house is located in Limboto sub-district of Gorontalo regency. Currently this traditional house serves as storage for historical ornaments and tools with no specific activity. Therefore, preservation is needed by turning Bantayo Poboide into one of the cultural performance site to show case Gorontalo culture to its community, especially to the young generation. Therefore, there was a need to study the local culture (folklore) and local people’s knowledge on the existence and the story behind the establishment of Bantayo Poboide. This study aims at studying the folklore on Bantayo Poboide through folklore approach in Gorontalo regency. The data collected using field survey and interview with descriptive analysis. The folklore analysis showed that the words Bantayo Poboide were derived from the word bantayo, which means hall and poboide, which means discussions and deliberation. Governance system within Bantayo Poboide is based on kinship which based on three groups which consists of (a) Wombu and Dile groups who lead the government, (b) Tiyombu group which consists of Baate who mandated to lead the customs and customary law, and (c) Tilo Tiyamo group who are representative of the community.


Culture; folklore; cultural potential; local content

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