Bimanese Linguistic Repertoire

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Bimanese Linguistic Repertoire

Facts about Bima:Bima district is located in the eastern part of Sumbawa Island West Nusa Tenggara province, with the position of 118 degrees 44 'to 119 degrees 22' east longitude and 08 degrees 08 '- 08 degrees 57' latitude and boundaries are as follows: - North: Flores Sea - South: Indonesian/Indian Ocean - Eastside: Sape Strait - West: Dompu Bima has a population of approximately 435,000 inhabitants with a total area of 4374.65 km 2, or 22.5% of the total area of the province of NTB. Administratively Bima district consists of 18 districts and 168 villages.Topographically of Bima regency consists mainly of (70%) textured mountain plateau while the rest (30%) is plain. Approximately 14% of the lowland provinces are rice fields and more than half is dry land. From the aspect of climate, the state's annual rainfall average recorded 80.77 mm or 6.1 days per month in a year, or 13 days per month. With these two indicators, it can be concluded Bima district is categorized as arid regions throughout the year, which affected the water supply in small and mostly dry river. The highest air temperature is 34 degrees in October and the lowest 23 degrees in July. Bima economic development performance during the period 2005-2009 continue to progress very encouraging where economic growth rate grew from 4.56% to 6.02%. The value of GDP at current prices in 2008 reached Rp 2.38 trillion, while GDP at Constant of Rp1, 39 trillion. Increasing the rate of economic growth had an impact on increasing the per capita income of Rp 4.82 million in 2007 to Rp 5.72 million in 2008, or an increase of 5.73%%. There are several potential economic driving economic growth Bima, namely natural potential, particularly flat agricultural land, forest and marine products and trade has stimulated economic growth. Some commodities and excellent products Bima district, among others, namely: red onion, cow, results of the sea / pond, crafts, salt, pearl. Bima handicrafts are quite famous. Nowadays a lot of clothes, suits and other accessories made of fabric woven Bima. Even woven fabrics of Bima have been used by presidents and prime ministers who attended international conference in Bali a few years ago. Bima typical weaving craft already had been developed both in quality, design, motifs and marketing network. The uniqueness of the Bima typical weaving craft is always the target of the buyer when attending various events expo outside the region, such as: NTB Expo, Jakarta Expo, and Jogja Expo. The results have created a variety of pearl decoration products. Sea cultured pearls are cultured to be proud of. Subdistrict Sape, Wera and Langgudu are capable of producing pearls so well, demand and market needs inside and outside the region is so high, this is evidence of good quality pearls in Bima. Besides pearls, seaweed has been developed into a variety of food products. The results of the fresh fish catch are very many and diverse in marine waters of Bima become a source of nutrition and food for some food companies. In addition it is also very famous with Bima Salts abundant. Salt was one commodity exports to other regions Shallots are a mainstay commodity of Bima and planted in several sub-districts, including: District of Belo, Monta, Sape, Lambu, Ambalawi and Wera, with vast areas of agricultural development potential of onion reached 7,227 hectares, production output reaches 87,868 tons per year with an area area of 7,227 ha (CBS, 2008). Results onion has contributed greatly to people's income. Onions have been exported out of the region, such as Bali, Java, Makassar and Banjarmasin. Cattle are the main commodity is the source of livelihood of the people of Bima. Commodity cow almost in all districts and the population continued to increase. The total population in the Bima Cow in 2010 reached 70,000 individuals. Cattle to be sold and consumed out of the area for local people. Each year about 7,000 head of cattle sold out of the area. As we know that the island of Sumbawa as Bali Cattle Purification region which cannot be denied that this had a positive impact include: - Cow Bali is one of Indonesia's Genuine Cow Race is highly resistant to climatic stress and adaptation power is good enough to become the pride of Indonesia. - The taste is very typical meat (Savory and smooth texture / soft, highly favored by other States. - Carcass value is quite highSeaweed cultivation is concentrated in the District of Sape, Lambu, Langgudu and Wera with average production reached 171 tons per year. Good processing can increase production. Seaweed cultivation will continue to be developed in order to meet the market demand that continues to increase every year. Potential coastal seaweed suitable for an opportunity to continue to increase seaweed production in Bima district to meet export demand continues to increase every year. Production of fish catch is one advantage Bima, given the vast potential of marine waters. Similarly, the ponds are broad enough to be the source of the increase in freshwater fish farming. (The Regional Secretariat of Economic District of Bima)

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