ADAT DAN TRADISI LISAN ORANG TALANG DALAM SUKU MELAYU ASLI DI DESA BETUNG, KABUPATEN PELALAWAN, RIAU [CUSTOMARY AND ORAL TRADITION OF TALANG PEOPLE WITHIN INDIGENOUS MALAY TRIBE IN BETUNG VILLAGE, PELALAWAN DISTRICT IN RIAU]
Orang Talang or Talang people is one of indigenous Malay in Kabupaten Pelalawan, Riau. They is also known as inland Malay with customary and rituals. Two popular ideas about Orang Talang. First, one contends that they are Proto Malay who came to the region around 2500-1500 BC. Second, that Talang people are Deutro Malay who arrived around 300-250 BC. The objective of the research is to describe the lives of Talang people and their rituals inherited from the past. This research used two methods. First, through ethnographical field research in Betung Village, Pelalawan District in Riau as to learn first hand about their life. The second method used in this research is by reviewing the past works related with indigenous Malay Riau, especially Talang people. The result of this study can be summarised by referring to several things. First, Talang people as an isolated tribe are Muslims and began to gradually follow the teaching of Islam. Second, the relationship between Talang people and the jungle is very close and makes the jungle a major source of inspiration and income. Third, the ritual tradition being practiced, among others, aimed at maintaining the harmony of human relations with humans and humans with nature.