THE MOI LANGUAGE’S MAINTENANCE LEVEL AND TRANSMISSION PATTERN IN SORONG, SOUTHWEST PAPUA
This research categorizes the Moi language’s maintenance level and identifies its transmission pattern in the Moi tribe in Southwest Papua. The research population covered all Moi language speakers in Sorong. 168 research samples were chosen using the random sampling technique. Data collection methods were observation, questionnaire distribution, and interview. Data were analyzed qualitatively using the descriptive-qualitative approach. This research was carried out in Sorong, Southwest Papua, in April-September 2022. Results demonstrated that the Moi language’s maintenance level in the Moi tribe was at level 3 because the Indonesian language had caused a shift in its use. The transmission pattern of the Moi language in the Moi tribe was commonly divided into three, i.e., BM + BI, BI + BM, and BM and MI (mixed). The results lead us to the conclusion that the Moi language spoken by the Moi tribe in Sorong had a low maintenance level.
Maintenance, Pattern, Transmission, Language, Moi