This research aims to find out (1) The types of
euphemism used in Rambu Tuka’ , Rambu Solo’ ritual
speech that used in Tana Toraja (2) The meaning of
euphemism in Rambu Tuka’ , Rambu Solo’ ritual that
used in Tana Toraja . This research was carried out at
Gasing village, Mengkendek sub-district, Tana Toraja.
The research design employed was descriptive qualitative.
Data were collected from field and library research. The
data consist of the recordings of ritual text of Rambu
Tuka’ and Rambu Solo’ and other supporting sources.
The result shows that there are some types of euphemism
that exist in Rambu Tuka’ and Rambu Solo’ ritual
speech in Tana Toraja, they are: circumlocution,
figurative expression, hyperbole, jargon loan words,
repetition, symbolic, and affirmation, with the dominant
types is circumlocution. In the ritual text there are also
three types of euphemisms that are not found in theory by
Allan and Burridge that researcher used in this research,
namely: repetition, and affirmation. For the next study,
researcher suggest about contrastive study. Contrastive
study is needed about types of euphemism between
English and Indonesian as well as regional languages that
are there to be comparison material in order to see
cultural differences in western countries and Indonesi..
Keywords : Euphemism, Sociolinguistics, Stylistics, Types of Meaning, Torajanese.