Etnobiologi Kota Amlapura, Karangasem, Bali: Amla, Amlapura dan Phyllanthus emblica L. (Phyllanthaceae)

Authors

  • Ary Prihardhyanto Keim Kelompok Penelitian Etnobiologi, Pusat Penelitian Biologi, Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia
  • Tukul Rameyo Adi Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kemaritiman dan Investasi, Jakarta
  • Muhamad Nikmatullah Kelompok Penelitian Etnobiologi, Pusat Penelitian Biologi, Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia
  • Nissa Arifa Kelompok Penelitian Etnobiologi, Pusat Penelitian Biologi, Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia
  • Fauzi Akbar Kementerian Koordinator Bidang Kemaritiman dan Investasi, Jakarta
  • Wawan Sujarwo Kelompok Penelitian Etnobiologi, Pusat Penelitian Biologi, Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46359/jte.v3i1.9

Keywords:

Amla, Amlapura, Bali, Karangasem, Phyllanthus, Phyllantaceae

Abstract

Amlapura is a Sanskrit name for the city of Karangasem and the result of the ethnobiological research conducted in this study indicates that it refers to a species of plant named Phyllanthus emblica (Phyllantaceae). In Indonesian, particularly Javanese the name is known as ‘malaka’, ‘mlaka’, ‘kemloko’, or ‘mloko’. This present ethnobiological study also raises a possibility that the name ‘mlaka’ is an indigenous Austronesian word instead and entered Sanskrit through Dravidian languages.

Published

2020-01-31