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The Ndambu culture is one of the local wisdoms of the people of Kimaima, Papua, the eastern part of Indonesia, which must be preserved in today's globalized world because cultural values are now being abandoned by the development of globalization. The current generation is also starting to leave the culture of child initiation, so efforts are needed to preserve culture in traditional ways. Preserving cultural values has importance because it contains an ethno-pedagogy about parenting children to be personally responsible, independent, and autonomous. Even though there have been many studies on the local wisdom system of the community, there lies a paucity of research that looks at ethno-pedagogy in the community. Thus, further studies are needed to explore this ethno-pedagogy in the local Papuan community, namely Kimaima. Researchers believe that in cultural life there are patterns of knowledge transformation for the younger generation as an effort to transform local knowledge and maintain culture. The research method used in this study is qualitative with an ethnographic design. Findings suggest that (1) the forms of speech in the rah kwo and mawo kwo rituals include: (a) forms of explanatory speech, (b) forms of kinship greetings, (c) parables, (d) messages, and (e) form of speech prohibition; (2) The meaning of speech includes: (a) educational meaning, (b) sociological meaning (social interaction, helping each other), and (c) philosophical meaning (patience); (3) the functions of speech are (a) expressing feelings, (b) the function of hope, and (c) the function of advice.
expression, ethno-pedagogy, Ndambu culture, rah kwo ritual, mawo kwo ritual
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Nggaruaka, T. T., Tri Priyatni, E., Suwignyo, H., & Siswanto, W. (2023). Ethno-Pedagogical Expressions in the Ndambu Culture of the Kimaima Community, Papua. The Qualitative Report, 28(1), 121-142. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2023.5771