Historical and Cultural Background in Street Naming System: An Anthropolinguistic Study

Prihadi ., Ari Listiyorini


The research is financed by DIPA UNY nomor 45/Penel.UPT-UNY-DIPA/UN34.21/2018


This study aims to depict the history and culture that serve as the background of street naming in Yogyakarta as a part of the distinctive traits of the Yogyakarta Special Region. This is a descriptive research located and limited in the city of Yogyakarta with officially established street names as the research data. The sources of data are both verbal and non-verbal, while the data collection technique includes observation, interview, and record-keeping. The data were analyzed using the historical cultural approach, while the validity was ensured using data and method triangulations. The findings reveal that street naming is based on historical and cultural studies, with certain motivation, purpose, and background. There are 26 historical and cultural aspects found as the background of street naming in Yogyakarta, dominated by three main aspects, namely plant, Javanese royalty, and type of profession. The motivation and purpose of street naming are to serve as a reminder for the public, while the background for the motivation and purpose is to allow people to find and identify locations and define the scope of the street itself.

Keywords: street naming, anthropolinguistic

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-18-04

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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