Batak, Toba in Indonesia





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People Name General Batak, Toba
People Name in Country Batak, Toba
Population in Indonesia 2,324,000
World Population 2,325,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Batta, Silindung Batak, Toba Batak
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Batak-Nias of Sumatra
People Name General Batak, Toba
Ethnic Code MSY44b
People ID 10723
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North Sumatra, Samosir Island and east, south, and west of Toba Lake.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Batak Toba (2,324,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Batak Toba 2,324,000
For Primary Language: Batak Toba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1859-1885)
New Testament Yes   (1878-1885)
Complete Bible Yes   (1894-1989)
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Bible Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Batak Toba Film / Video
Online Scripture / Portions Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
3.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
95.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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