- a member of a group of people chiefly inhabiting north-central Sumatra.
- a member of a group of mountain-dwelling people of northeastern Palawan in the Philippines.
- either of the Austronesian languages spoken by the Batak peoples.
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It presently developed that Batak was not an isolated example.
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.The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao