Batak is a collective term used to identify a number of ethnic groups predominantly found in North Sumatra, Indonesia.
Batak may also refer to:
Batak is a collective term used to identify a number of ethnic groups predominantly found in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The term is used to include the Alas, Kluet, Singkil, Karo, Pakpak, Simalungun, Toba, Angkola, and Mandailing which are distinct but related groups with distinct - albeit related - languages and customs (adat).
In North Sumatra, Toba people typically assert their identity as 'Batak', while other 'Batak' may explicitly reject that label, preferring instead to identify as specifically 'Mandailing' and 'Karo' people.
Batak is a Unicode block containing characters for writing the Batak dialects of Karo, Mandailing, Pakpak, Simalungun, and Toba.
Usage examples of "batak".
They needed every ounce of thrust to reach Pulo Batak in twenty-four hours.
Her maternal grandfather had been a Borneo headhunter and her maternal grandmother a Batak and a cannibal.
Mehr Jirah, Batak, Shahr Baraz, the three of you will go to Torunn in the morning and offer to broker a treaty.
Somebody gave the place the name Devil Bay and ever since then the Bataks have been afraid of it.
They unleashed the Bashibazouks—murderous bands of Bulgarians converted to Islam—who burned and hacked to death 5,000 Orthodox Christians, nearly the whole population of Batak.