International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Searching Javanese Great Name: The Study of Manuscripts, History, Mitology and Fairytale
Udjang Pairin M. Basir, Adam Damanhuri

Manuscript is a recording of past culture, in the form of handwriting and scattered in society. It contains the culture figure that tells the story in his era. The manuscript of „Babad Tanah Jawa‟ is about the origin of the Javanese. With the philological concept, the study is directed to the plot of the storyline and then compared with historical data and other fairy tales using a comparative approach. The results illustrate that the origin of the Javanese is very varied. In Islamic theology, Javanese are descendants of Arabs (Adam and Eve). Based on Hindu theology explained that the ancestors of the Javanese were the Gods (Lord Vishnu and Dewi Sri). Paleonthrophologically, Javanese are from Ngawi and Mojokerto (pithecanthropus erectus), and anthropological versions say that Javanese are from Greek (Indo China). While the research results of the opening Java Island manuscripts stated that the origin of Javanese is from Ngerum Nagari (Italy).

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