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I Nyoman Suwija
I Made Suarta
I Nyoman Suparsa
Anak Agung Gde Alit Geria
Wayan Suryasa


Balinese language, social behavior, unique speech system, anggah-ungguh basa, ethical-moral values


Purpose of the study: The current study was intended to know the Balinese language had a unique speech system levels referred to anggah-ungguh basa, unlike the Indonesian language and the ethical-moral values of the Balinese speech system that positively impacts the social behaviour toward their speakers.

Methodology: The present study was a qualitative study that was applied to the structuralism theory. The data were obtained through library research using the note-taking technique. The data collected were analyzed using the analytical descriptive method.

Main Findings: There were unique Balinese speech system consists of the fifteen ethical-moral values: (1) religious, (2) honest, (3) tolerant, (4) discipline, (5) creative, (6) democratic, (7) wondering, (8) homeland loving, (9) friendship/communicative, (10) peace-loving, (11) awareness, and (12) responsible.

Applications of this study: This study can be useful to the social behavior regarded the way of speaking based on the speech level.

Novelty: The uniqueness was due to the respectful attitude of their speakers to one another.


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