Maintaining Mandaran Language in Banyuwangi Sociolinguistic Study
Regional languages, namely the mother tongue or first language for most Indonesian people, can be used in intra-ethnic interactions, both in official situations and not regional situations only. Mandaran language is used in daily communication for people of Mandar ethnic descent in Banyuwangi. Therefore, the researchers examined the maintenance of the Mandaran language in Banyuwangi. The method used in this study is descriptive qualitative, using observation and interview techniques to obtain data. The results of this study show that the descendants of the Mandaran ethnicity still use the Mandaran language in daily communication and, in some traditional activities, the introduction of the Mandaran language as the mother tongue to their children and amidst the rise of publications in the Banyuwangi regional language and slang.