Behind the Veil Behind Lawe's Name (Water)

                                                                     Alasa river

KUTACANE (20/12/2014), If you have the opportunity to visit my birth land Kutacane, Southeast Aceh someday, you will surely find something unique not only in the culturally-praised, heavenly land, or Gunung Leuser National Park There are still many mysteries of flora-fauna that have not been revealed, you will also find many names Kute (village / Gampong / Desa / Nagari) in kutacane begins with the prefix Lawe (Red-Alas: Water) and Pulo (Red-Alas: Island) , For example you will find the name of Lawe Bulan District, Lawe Dua Village, Lawe Sigala-gala, Lawe Pakam, Pulo Nas, Pulo Kembiri, Pulo Latong, etc. Why did that name prefix be a favorite? Post this time will discuss it, from the leteratur of old books I have ever read during junior high school, from a friend, spellings are still spellings that have not been refined and still a sair-sair like gurindam 12 in the Malay Society, so it is very difficult for me to read and Understand it at that time, the last adult I was reminded of it and I tried to find the book but unfortunately his book somewhere where his run without a trace. It is unfortunate that books containing the history of the nation's identity are not well preserved.
From my understanding of time I can explain a little about the origin of the name of lawe and pulo in the Land Sepakat Segenep this. Bismillah, the legend speaks, the beginning of the ancestors of the tribe of Alas came to the land agreed this segenep started from the land that is still a sea where the ocean contains small islands and small islands containing large rivers and swift, and by A leader among those who had miraculous wand splitting the oceans into a vast and fertile new land and by the community named their area from the rivers and small islands that before the vast land. Basically I am a person who does not believe in legends or superstition? Because behind the legend and superstition that there must be a scientific explanation, here I will explain briefly why lawe and pulo can be so favorite to prefix the name of the village in kutacane. What I can learn is that in kutacane it has many springs that become a river both small lawe attitudes, lawe ger-ger and big lawe alas and lawe month, mostly in the archipelago to name the native village taken from the geographical shapes of the area as well as Which happens in kutacane, and why is there a pulo name? That I can interpret this, in kutacane we can find the land / road up and down it can we draw the conclusion that in ancient time the area is a watershed? It is not impossible that the river is large in which the middle of the river there is a small land that automatically land is fertile land? So they call it with the pulo (Island) it can still be found in the Alas river when I was in high school I can still see the small island in the river (More precisely in Mbarung village). And at some point the river dies out of the way to a vast land, it may recur in a moon river where at the time of my elementary school it was very heavy throughout the year but in recent years began to shrink its debit is not impossible in the future Came the river it will become a legend and the name of the new village in kutacane.


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