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Batak
Geographic
distribution:
Sumatra, Indonesia
Genetic
classification
:
Austronesian
 Malayo-Polynesian
  Nuclear MP
   Northwest Sumatran
    Batak
Subdivisions:
ISO 639-2 and 639-5: btk

The seven Batak languages are spoken by the Batak people in the highlands of North Sumatra, Indonesia. They use the Batak alphabet. The languages are,

  • Northern Batak: Pak-Pak Dairi, Batak Karo, Batak Alas-Kluet
  • Batak Simalungun
  • Southern Batak: Batak Angkola, Batak Toba, Batak Mandailing

There is also a Palawan Batak language, which is Austronesian but not otherwise related.

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