Bajau's Tekodon: A Preliminary Study

Asmiaty Amat and Lokman Abdul Samad (2013) Bajau's Tekodon: A Preliminary Study. Journal of Educational and Social Research MCSER Publishing, 3 (7). pp. 445-459. ISSN 2240-0524

[img] Text
Bajau’s Tekodon.pdf

Download (40kB)
[img] Text
Bajau’s Tekodon1.pdf
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (167kB)


Riddle is a form of oral literature that is very popular in Malaysia. Amongst the different ethnic groups in Sabah, ownership of riddles are identified by their ethnic origins. The ‘sundait’ is the riddle of the Kadazandusun, the ‘antuka’ of the Iranun, and the ‘tekodon’ of the Bajau. Riddle is a poem in question format, which is meant for guessing. It also creates a sense of togtherness in the rural community. Tekodon has developed among the Bajau community living in the rural areas in Kota Belud on the West Coast of Sabah. The Bajau’s ‘tekodon’ has forms and themes similar to Malay riddles in Peninsular Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Bajau community , Tekodon , Sabah
Subjects: D World History and History Of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc. > DS Asia
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Department: CENTRE > Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2021 15:11
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2021 15:11

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item