Batak

1 of 2

noun (1)

Ba·​tak
bə-ˈtäk,
bä-
plural Batak or Bataks
1
: a small predominantly pagan native group inhabiting northern Palawan Island, Philippines
2
: a member of the Batak group

Batak

2 of 2

noun (2)

Ba·​tak
ˈbä-ˌtäk
variants or less commonly Battak
ˈbä-ˌtäk
plural Batak or Bataks
1
a
: an Indonesian ethnic group inhabiting the highlands of Sumatra
b
: a member of this group
2
: an Austronesian language of the Batak people

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Tagbanuwa Baták

Noun (2)

Malay

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“Batak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Batak. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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