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


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

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Noun (1)

Tagbanuwa Baták

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“Batak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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