ARAB COMMUNITIES ADAPTATION PATTERNS IN PALEMBANG SOCIO-HISTORICAL STUDY OF THE PEOPLE IN KAMPUNG AL MUNAWAR
Arab communities who live in Kampung Al Munawar can be regarded as one of the oldest Arab ethnic settlements in Palembang. They came with the intention of bringing trade missions and religious symbols of Islam. Despite coming from other areas, this community is able to adapt well and is even recognized as Palembang people. This research conducted by socio-historical approach successfully demonstrates that there are many ways to adapt, which are demonstrated through the use of language, housing, socialization, and the adoption of various matters related to the culture developed in the community. The most important thing is the similarity in the religious affiliations. The religious factor becomes the important key which makes the adaptation can take place easily.