Batak Karo

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Karo Batak
Population

600,000 (1991 UBS).

Location

Sumatera Utara Province, Langkat, Deli Serdang, Karo, and Dairi regencies west and northwest of Lake Toba; south, small border area in Tapanuli Tengah regency; also in southern Aceh Province, small enclave in Aceh Tenggara regency; south, parts of Kota Subulussalam, Aceh Selatan, and Aceh Singli regencies.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Singkil.

Language Development
Grammar. Bible: 1987–1995.
Writing

Batak script [Batk]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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