Batin are a sub-group of Malay people that inhabits the interior parts of Jambi province 
There are approximately 72,000 Batin living in the interior of south-central Sumatra. They speak a dialect of the
Jambi variant of Malay, but the accent is similar to  Minangkabau language. 
The Batin are predominantly
Muslim, but have a matrilineal kinship system, which is similar to Minangkabau than to Jambi Malays.
References [ edit ]
^ Elsbeth Locher-Scholten (2004). Sumatran Sultanate and Colonial State: Jambi and the Rise of Dutch Imperialism, 1830-1907. SEAP Publications. ISBN 0-8772-7736-2.
^ Ethnologue report for "Malay, Jambi"
Further reading [ edit ]
Nuh, M. Imran (2000)
Budaya masyarakat suku bangsa Batin di Kabupaten Bungo Tebo, Propinsi Jambi Proyek Pengkajian dan Pembinaan Nilai-Nilai Budaya Daerah, Direktorat Sejarah dan Nilai Tradisional, Direktorat Jenderal Kebudayaan, Jakarta;