VARIATION OF GREETINGS IN PUBLIC COMMUNICATION KLUET SUBDISTRICT, ACEH SELATAN DISTRICT
This research was entitled variations of greeting words in public communication in Kluet district, Aceh Selatan regency. This study aims to 1) identify and describe the use of greeting words by the Kluet community in 3 sub-districts of Aceh Selatan Regency, and 2) know and describe greeting words in the Kluet language of Aceh Selatan Regency. This study used a descriptive qualitative approach. The sources of research data were obtained from native speakers of the Kluet language. The data collection techniques were carried out through the stages of observation, interviews, and documentation. The results of this study indicate that 1) the Kluet community has differences in the level of social status in everyday life. This causes the Kluet language in the local community to have various greeting variations, both based on gender, kinship, religious greetings, customary greetings, general greetings, office greetings and variations of words in Kluet community communication; 2) Differences in words or pronunciation between the people of Kluet Tengah, Kluet Utara and Kluet Timur in the communication process prevent them from blaming each other because they have very high tolerance.
Keywords: greetings, communication, variation, kluet language