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SIDMA College Co-sponsored Kadazandusun Cultural Seminar

SIDMA College Sabah is honoured to have co-sponsored Sabah’s first ever “Seminar Bahasa Budaya dan Sastera Masyarakat Kadazandusun” held at Institut Pendidikan Guru (IPG) Kent, Tuaran recently. Other co-sponsors of the Sabah auspicious seminar were Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA), Pertubuhan Dusun, Pertubuhan Dusun Islam Sabah (PDIS), Kadazan Society Sabah (KSS), Kadazan Language Foundation (KLF), Persatuan Suang Lotud, GG Global Aspirant, and Nani Academia Penampang.

The grand event which was held with the collaboration of IPG Kent and Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) was officiated by the Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau on 27 Mac 2018.

SIDMA delegates headed by Ms Era De Sunrise Simon felt honoured to have represented SIDMA College in the significant event whereby she was given the privilege to present a paper based on her earlier research entitled “Morphological Influences in Vocabulary Acquisition for Non-Native Speakers of Kadazandusun” During her presentation, Ms Era focused on the morphological aspects that influences individual, particularly non-native speakers to acquire the Kadazandusun language.

Other researchers who were given the honoured to present their papers were:

  1. Rosliah Kiting, Farra Humairah Mohd, Patricia anak Ganing on “Eufemisme Momuhaboi Tinaru Dusun: Analisis Semantik Kognitif”.
  2. John Gitom, Victor Roger on “Pomumusorou Tinaru’ Dusun Id Tukadan”
  3. Linah @ Nurina Bagu on “Faktor 1 Mamarahung Pambalajaran Boros Om Koubasanan Kadazandusun Id IPG Kampus Kent, Tuaran.
  4. Dr Rosnah Nining Sidek, Dr. Ronald Yusri Batahong on “Kajian Etnosains Ciri-ciri Dimensi Fizikal Gong dan Frekufensi Bunyi Ensemble Tuaran”.
  5. And more

SIDMA delegates were also given the opportunities to showcase their skills in the beating of the traditional gong ceremony called “magagung”. Various Kadazandusun traditional delicacies such as tuhau, bambangan, woih (sweet potatoes), losun (garlic), bosou (preserved food, usually fish or vegetable), and more being displayed during the occasion.

The seminar was attended by more than 300 researchers of languages, cultural and literature from the national Institutions of Higher Learning. Various compilation of presentation documents, books and e-proceedings were also shared among all the delegates.

For more information about Kelab Bahasa Kadazandusun SIDMA, you may contact Pn Salumah or on courses offered at SIDMA College, you may browse SIDMA College Website, or like our Facebook Account. Potential students can also visit us at SIDMA College Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, or call our hotline number: 088-732 000 or 088-732 020.

Online registration for June 2018 is available. Please CLICK HERE


By Era De Sunrise Simon, Teo Eng Seng and Zain Azrai Bin Mohd Noor.

SIDMA College Sabah,


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