Maria Magno Guterres, Jose Antonio Sarmento, Sebastião Pereira, Agostinho dos Santos Gonçalves


The purposes of this research are to know the meaning and function of
the ritual speech of traditional bridegroom, to identify the value of
culture, education, religious morals, and justice, to analyze and
describe the positive and negative impacts of the bridegroom in Aileu.
This research is qualitative with an ethnography approach. The subject
of the study is the ritual speech bridegroom in Aileu. The researcher
collected the data structured interview and documentation. The result
is the ritual speech has a value of culture, education, religion, morals,
and justice. The positive impact was the wellbeing of the new family.
Negative impact if ritual speech did not celebrate was unable to give
birth, undergoing various "bad" luck. Therefore, it recommended that
the ritual speech needs to be well-preserved and developed as the
traditional law to bring a solution to the problems of Aileu in Seloi
village. Ritual Speech of traditional bridegroom ceremony becomes a
subject of history to be taught in the school so that the students may
know the value of education and religion moral in the Ritual Speech.

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