Lubu people

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Lubu people
Total population
53,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Indonesia (Mandailing Natal Regency)
Languages
Lubu language, Mandailing language, Indonesian language
Religion
Islam
Related ethnic groups
Mandailing people, Minangkabau people

Lubu people are an ethnic group who live in central Sumatra, Indonesia. They are similar to the Kubu people, and are also ancestral to the Siladang people.[2] They live in the mountainous regions of Padang Lawas, South Tapanuli, and Mandailing Natal regencies (all are located within North Sumatra Province jurisdictions).[3] They are now in the process of being absorbed by the Batak. In the early 20th century, they were a migratory people who lived in tree houses, and now are still a tribal people. Although they live near the rivers, they are fearful of water.[1] They speak the Lubu language.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lubu in Indonesia". joshua project.
  2. ^ MELIRIK KEHIDUPAN WARGA SILADANG MEDAN BISNIS DAILY
  3. ^ Edwin M. Loeb (1935). Sumatra: its History and People. Wiener Beiträge zur Kulturgeschichte und Linguistik, Volume 3. Verlag F. Berger & Söhne. pp. 295–297.
  4. ^ P. Voorhoeve (1955). Critical Survey Of Studies On The Languages of Sumatra. Springer. p. 15. ISBN 9789401505222.

Further reading[edit]

  1. Herman Neubronner van der van der Tuuk (2013). A Grammar of Toba Batak. Springer. ISBN 9401767785.