Did you know that the Punan people are an ethnic minority who live in the Kemena river area in Bintulu and the upper reaches of the Rejang river in Belaga Sarawak? Based on information released by the Punan National Association (PNA) in 2019, there are 4790 Punan population in Sarawak. Let's follow the information sharing session through the Sarawakiana Lecture Series which will discuss aspects of mantra which is one of the language variations found in the Punan language. The mantra expresses thoughts about the role and importance of a society to master knowledge, appreciate the environment, an intellectual expression that focuses on the subtlety and beauty of manners. The talk also focused on the principle of symbols to see the choice of words and linked to the context in the mantra as a reflection of the common sense of the Punan community.
This lecture will be delivered by Mrs. Zeckqualine Melai, Lecturer at the Faculty of Languages and Communication, UNIMAS on: Title: Sarawakiana Lecture Series: The Purpose and Meaning of Symbols in Mantras in Punan Community Culture.
Date : 20 March 2023, Monday
Time : 9.30 am
Place : Special Collections Room, Level 1, Sarawak State Library
Participation is free and open to the registered public. For registration as a participant or any further questions, you can contact Puan Dayang Nur Syima Awang Adrus (email@example.com) / Aidashermilla Hashim (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 082-440488 or scan the QR Code at posters.
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