Website of Nusantarian Folktales

Mon, Dec 14, 2009, by Purnomosidhi

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According to ancient history, Nusantara is not only South East Asia. The territory of Nusantara covers Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippine, Ceylon, and Madagascar. This article introduces the website of Nusantarian Folktales.

In January 2009, The Center of Research and Development of Malay Culture launched folktales website, namely www.ceritarakyatnusantara.com.

Mahyudin Al Mudra, the Manager of The Center of Research and Development of Malay Culture, states that CeritaRakyatNusantara.com is the media to document and publish the folktales in order to make people easier to access and read folktales from various areas in Nusantara.

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CeritaRakyatNusantara.com is a portal of Nusantarian folktales under the management of the Center of Research and Development of Malay Culture. Cerita Rakyat means folktale and Nusantara means archipelago. Cerita Rakyat Nusantara is Nusantarian Folktales. According to ancient history, Nusantara is not only South East Asia. The territory of Nusantara also covers Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippine, Sri Lanka, and Madagascar.

According to Wikipedia, Folktale is a general term for traditional narrative. The story telling appears to be universal culture. Folktale has been orally told through the generations and it teaches morals or lessons. Folktale was born from society and it becomes collective property.

WiseGeek.com states that the stories usually take place long ago in a faraway place and they tell about animals, royalty, peasants, or mythical creatures. Folktale was an edutainment before the Internet, newspapers, radio, television, and other types of modern media exist. Its various forms include legends and traditions, fairy tales, animal tales, fables, and of course myths.

CeritaRakyatNusantara.com preserves a number of South East Asian folktales, which convey ethical, moral, and spiritual messages as well as the value of local wisdom of Nusantara.

If you love to read folktales or articles about culture, you can register as member of this website. If you cannot understand Malay or Indonesian Language, you can click the English Version of this site to read interesting stories, as well as news and articles, especially about Indonesian arts and culture.

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  1. cutedrishti8 Says:

    Something new to read..

  2. Fransisca LW Says:

    I like short story. I will visit this site.

  3. Eunice Tan Says:

    Very interesting. Well written

  4. mkd1788 Says:

    informative post..

  5. Maria Da Yalh PS Says:

    I like to visit this site.

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