Alas language

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Batak Alas
Native toIndonesia
EthnicityAlas people, Kluet people, Singkil people
Native speakers
200,000 (2000 census)[1]
Latin, Batak
Language codes
ISO 639-3btz

Alas, Alas-Kluet, or Batak Alas, is an Austronesian language of Sumatra. The three dialects, Alas, Kluet, and Singkil (Kade-Kade), may not constitute a single language; Alas may be closer to Karo, and the others closer to Dairi. The Alas reject the name 'Batak'.


  1. ^ Alas at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Batak Alas-Kluet". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.