Batak Dairi language

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Pakpak
Kata Pakpak
Native toIndonesia
RegionSumatra (northern)
EthnicityPakpak, Singkil
Native speakers
(1.2 million cited 1991)[1]
Batak
Language codes
ISO 639-3btd
Glottologbata1294

Pakpak, or Batak Dairi, is an Austronesian language of Sumatra. It is spoken in Dairi Regency, Pakpak Bharat Regency, Parlilitan district of Humbang Hasundutan Regency, Manduamas district of Central Tapanuli Regency, and Subulussalam and Aceh Singkil Regency.

A variety in Singkil of Aceh is considered as separated language by Singkil people.[2]

Dairi Batak syllables in Batak script.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pakpak at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ "Social Contexts of Phonological Contrasts and Indexicality: Variability and Identity among Singkils | KnE Social Sciences". knepublishing.com. Retrieved 2020-12-19.