Batak Mandailing

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Batta, Mandailing Batak
Population

1,100,000 (2000 census).

Location

Sumatera Utara Province; southern interior area extending from Padang Sidempuan, across borders with Riau and Sumatera Barat provinces.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Sociolinguistically different from Angkola Batak [akb].

Writing

Batak script [Batk].

Other Comments

A general form of Batak common to a wider area than Angkola. Muslim.