Batak

noun (1)
Ba·​tak | \bə-ˈtäk, bä-\
plural Batak or Bataks

Definition of Batak 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a small predominantly pagan native group inhabiting northern Palawan Island, Philippines

2 : a member of the Batak group

Batak

noun (2)
Ba·​tak | \ˈbä-ˌtäk\
variants: or less commonly Battak \ ˈbä-​ˌtäk \
plural Batak or Bataks

Definition of Batak (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : an Indonesian ethnic group inhabiting the highlands of Sumatra

b : a member of this group

2 : an Austronesian language of the Batak people

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Batak

Noun (1)

Tagbanuwa Baták

Noun (2)

Malay

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Batak

Dictionary Entries near Batak

bat

Bata

Bataan

Batak

bataleur

Batam

batamote

Statistics for Batak

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Batak

What made you want to look up Batak? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trusted follower

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!