Aim – This study aims to analyze nandong smong as an oral tradition with the documentality approach by Frohmann.

Design/Methodology/Approach – This study analyzes nandong smong using qualitative method, especially case study research. The data collected in this study used secondary data obtained from literature sources or journal documents and previous research related to nandong smong. In this research, data analysis document analysis.

Finding – Nandong smong is one of the oral traditions that has become a disaster mitigation tool for the people of Simeulue. According to Frohmann's concept of documentality, Nandong Smong has four aspects of documentality, as follows functionality, historicity, social complexity, and autonomous agency. Nandong smong as an oral document still survives and has a role for the people of Simeulue to this day. As an oral document, nandong smong has a certain social function for the people of Simeulue which is different from other regions. Nandong smong has the power to affect the emotions of the Simeulue community so that it can become a disaster mitigation tool when a tsunami occurs. This was proven when there was a tsunami in 2004, Nandong Smong was able to save them from a tsunami

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