UNAIR NEWS – Sa’o Ngaza is a traditional house of Wogo tribe, but a complete house with lots of symbolic attributes and meanings, and is also illustration of socio-cultural reality of Wogo tribe. But the value and meaning of this Sa’o Ngaza traditional house reduced by modern era.
That is what elaborated by Konfridus Roynaldus Buku, the best graduate of Master program in Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR). He was graduated from Sociology Master program with GPA 3.76.
Reality of socio-cultural on Sa’o Ngaza was shaped by Wogo’s community cosmological view, the underworld (superficial power), middle world (daily life) and above world (sacred world). Through Sa’o Ngaza, the people of Wogo connect with their above world or gods. So Sa’o Ngaza functions as the place where they perform religious rituals and illustration of men and women responsibilities.
In the context of socio-cultural change, Roynaldus has recorded changes on Sa’o Ngaza meaning. First, religious ritual change. Second, demand shift of rights and obligations related to land ownership which finally started a conflict. Third, the equality principle which caused shift on the caste system in Wogo tribe.
“Generally, Wogo tribe now is maintaining the building’s authenticity of Sa’o Ngaza, but reality of socio-cultural has changed and shifted. It was influenced by encounter and contamination of many global cultural products,” said the student from Flores. (*)
Author : Defrina Sukma Satiti
Editor : Bambang ES