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Batak Karo


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Batak Karo, referred to in Indonesia simply as Bahasa Karo (Karo language), is an Austronesian language that is spoken by the Karo people of Indonesia. It is used by around 600,000 people in North Sumatra. It is mainly spoken in Karo Regency, southern parts of Deli Serdang Regency and northern parts of Dairi Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia. It was historically written using the Batak alphabet which is descended from the Brahmi script of ancient India by way of the Pallava and Old Kawi scripts, but nowadays only a tiny number of Karo can write or understand the script, and instead the Latin script is used.
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[en] Batak Karo language
[fr] Batak karo
[id] Bahasa Batak Karo
[ja] バタク・カロ語
[ms] Bahasa Batak Karo

Language type : Living

Language resources for Batak Karo

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Wiktionary - Category:Karo Batak language [en]
Wiktionnaire - Catégorie:batak karo [fr]

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