This study aims to reveal cultural accounting practices in the process of determining the dowry value (boka) in traditional marriages of the Buton people in Baubau City. This research is a qualitative research with an interpretive paradigm with an ethnographic approach. Data collection was carried out in a natural setting through participatory observation, in-depth interviews, and referring to literature and previous research results. The data analysis technique uses a modified and simplified Spradley model without reducing or changing the results of data analysis. The results showed that the accounting practice in determining the nominal value of the dowry (boka) was carried out in three stages, namely lukuti, pesoloi/pesolopi, and losa. The value of the dowry (boka) can be influenced by the level of the bride's traditional social status. There is no bargaining process in the process of determining the dowry (tauraka). The process of determining the dowry (tauraka) is different from the process of setting accounting prices. Culture constructs reverse accounting with conventional accounting. Cultural values are higher in value than money. Custom is above the transaction. Love underlies marriage so that the noble values of the Buton-Baubau Tribe are used in the entire process of determining the dowry (tauraka). 5 cultural values as well as money and gold as a means of paying the dowry (tauraka) of the Buton-Baubau Indigenous Tribe. The researcher found 5 meanings of the dowry value (boka) contained in the traditional wedding culture of the Buton-Baubau tribe, namely: respect, respect, readiness and responsibility, requests for permission and blessings. Prices are not always seen based on materials and numbers. Price has a different meaning from the point of view of the Buton-Baubau people.
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