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TRAMES. A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
ISSN 1736-7514 (Electronic)
ISSN 1406-0922 (Print)
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Tini Suryaningsi, Ansaar Ansaar, Iriani Iriani, Sritimuryati Sritimuryati

The Tolotang community has a traditional game called massempek. This paper aims to explain the procedures for the massempek game. The qualitative approach results showed that massempek is only conducted once a year when the ritual is carried out at the Perrinyameng. The ritual in Perrinyameng is to visit the ancestral graves of the Tolotang people. This massempek game is carried out as entertainment for the people in Perrinyameng. Massempek is a game that requires courage to kick the opponent and dodge the opponent’s kick. This game is only played by small children who are brave and not afraid. The children’s players are those from the Tolotang community. That is done to avoid conflicts with the surrounding community who are not from the Tolotang community. Massempek is included in agility games that require physical endurance. Folk games are part of the culture of society and as a characteristic of the identity of the wearer. The values of sacredness, caring, and familiarity are the unifying tools of the nation. Massempek folk games are part of the Tolotang people’s culture that should be preserved. 


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