Alas
Batak Alas
Native toIndonesia
RegionSumatra
Ethnicity
Native speakers
200,000 (2000 census)[1]
Latin
Batak
Language codes
ISO 639-3btz
Glottologbata1292

Alas, Alas-Kluet, or Batak Alas, is an Austronesian language of Sumatra. The three dialects, Alas, Kluet, and Singkil (Kade-Kade), may not constitute a single language; Alas may be closer to Karo, and the others closer to Dairi. Generally, the Alas people themselves do not like the name 'Batak' because of their religion.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Alas at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Akifumi Iwabuchi (1994). The People of the Alas Valley: A Study of an Ethnic Group of Northern Sumatra. Clarendon Press. ISBN 0-19-827902-7.

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