• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BATAK-NIAS OF SUMATRA

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By Franc Le Blanc

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 11

Population: 10,419,700

Unreached people groups: 3

UPG population: 1,243,000

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 18,000

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

Overview: Batak is a collective term used to identify a number of ethnic groups predominantly found in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias Island lies in the Indian Ocean about 125 kilometers west of North Sumatra. The Batak-Nias of Sumatra people cluster encompasses a dozen ethnic groups that inhabit North Sumatra and the islands of Nias and Batu.

Peoples within this cluster: Batak Angkola; Batak Dairi; Batak Karo; Batak Mandailing; Batak Simalungun; Batak Toba; Engganese; Mentawaian; Niassan; Pakpak Batak; Sikhule

Countries where they are found: Indonesia


People groups: 11

Population: 10,419,700

Unreached people groups: 3

UPG population: 1,243,000

Unengaged UPGs: 1

UUPG population: 18,000

Number of countries: 1