Piil Pesenggiri: Study on Leadership and Public Trust of the Penyimbang Adat in the Indigeneous Lampung Community


This paper examines Piil Peseinggiri, which is a concept of cultural philosophy of the indigenous people of Lampung. Piil Peseinggiri is briefly defined as “high self-esteem,” which provides deep understanding and meaning. Symbolically, the Piil Peseinggiri is the identity of the Lampung people who are very strong and difficult to change, it can be said that it is the core of the culture that is difficult to change. Meanwhile, other Lampung cultures began to experience a reduction due to transmigration, acculturation, assimilation, and various cultural changes that occurred in Lampung society, where the population was only 13% compared to the Javanese ethnicity which was almost 64%. However, Piil Peseinggiri is very important and has the potential to build the character of the community, especially the character of the leader, in the Lampung indigenous community called the Penyimbang. The Penyimbangr is the customary head who leads the community or clan. The counter must have a good Piil Peseinggiri so that it has a high level of trust from the members of the indigenous community. The leadership and trust built by the counterweight is something that needs to be studied to reflect on how local leadership contributes to national leadership and fosters public trust. This study uses a qualitative method with an ethnographic approach, the research was carried out in several Pepadun community groups, namely in Way Kanan and Sai Batin in Kalianda.

Keywords: Penyimbang, adat, local indigenious, leadership and public trust

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