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[buh-tahk, bah-]
noun, plural Ba·taks, (especially collectively) Ba·tak for 1, 2.
  1. a member of a group of people chiefly inhabiting north-central Sumatra.
  2. a member of a group of mountain-dwelling people of northeastern Palawan in the Philippines.
  3. either of the Austronesian languages spoken by the Batak peoples.
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Historical Examples

  • It presently developed that Batak was not an isolated example.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)


  • The most fearful tragedy, however, was at Batak, where over 1000 people took refuge in the church and churchyard.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • Meanwhile the horrors at Batak had also aroused the indignation of Russia and the fears of Austria.

  • Twelve hundred persons, mostly women and children, took refuge in a church at Batak and were there burnt alive.

  • The writer found almost identical beliefs and practices among the Batak and Tagbanua of Palawan.