Author(s): Robert Sibarani, Echo Sibarani & Peninna Simanjuntak
This present paper discusses metaphors as collective memory of land divisions created by the local native ancestors for conserving traditional irrigations. It aims at (1) inventarizing metaphors as collective memory of land divisions for conserving traditional irrigations at research location and (2) finding the cultural values or local wisdom from metaphors as cultural resources at local social situation. This research was conducted by qualitative design with ethnographic model from the view points of anthropolinguistic approach. The analytic parameters are interconnection, valuability, and sustainability.