Batak Dairi

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Dairi, Pakpak, Pakpak Dairi
Population

1,200,000 (1991 UBS).

Location

Sumatera Utara Province, Dairi, Pakpak Barat, Samosir, Humbang Hasundutan, and Tapanuli Tengah regencies, southwest of Lake Toba, area around Sidikalang town, south to coast; also in Aceh Province, Aceh Singkil regency.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Diari and Pakpak dialects are sociolinguistically distinct.

Language Development
Bible: 1998.
Writing

Batak script [Batk].

Other Comments

Christian.

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