Definition of Batak in English:
1 (plural same or Bataks) A member of a people of northern Sumatra.
- The 216 million people comprise 365 ethnic and tribal groups, the principle ones being the Acehnese, Bataks, Minangkabaus (on Sumatra); Javanese, Sundanese (Java); Balinese (Bali); Sasaks (Lombok); and Dani.
- The Supreme Court's decision became jurisprudence and was used in similar cases, not only among the Bataks but also other ethnic groups.
- Thus today the Batak of Sumatra, the Dayak of Kalimantan, the Toraja and Menadonese of Sulawesi, and the Ambonese of Maluku are Protestant; the peoples of Flores and the Tetun of West Timor are Catholic.
2The Indonesian language of the Batak.
- If I could speak Batak I would certainly be singing along to all the songs.
- In their daily lives, and even at home, they dont speak Batak languages anymore, Togar said.
- My wife, who learned to speak Batak in the village, acquired the manner of shouting and the gestures characteristic of village women.
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Relating to the Batak or their language.
- ‘We should first love our culture and show our hospitality to others, as hospitality and politeness are two of the main values in Batak culture,’ he said.
- The music blends pop and the traditional music of his Batak heritage in North Sumatra.
- One factor that distinguishes this case from the others is the Batak cultural tradition, which binds the people.
The name in Batak.
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