Batak Karo

Facts

  • Language: Batak Karo
  • Alternate names: Karo Batak
  • Language code: btx
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Northwest Sumatra-Barrier Islands, Batak, Northern
  • Number of speakers: 600000
  • Script:

Introduction

Batak Karo is a language of Indonesia. It is spoken in North Sumatra Province. North central area west and northwest of Lake Toba.

Dialects

Singkil.

The Batak Karo Verb

Sample Verbs

to bite(ng)karat
to blow(ng)embus
to breatheer-kesah
to burnselkut
to buy(er-)tukur
to chewngatngat
to choosepilih
to climbnangkih
to comerëh
to cooktangger
to counter-kira
to cryngakngak
to cut, hackgetap
to die, be deadmaté
to dig(ng)kali
to dreamer-nipi
to drinkminem
to eatpan
to falldabu
to feararu até
to flowmalir
to flykabang
to growjuën
to hearbegi
to hideci-ligen-i
to hitpekpek
to hold(n)cikep
to hunter-buru
to killmunuh
to know, be knowledgeablebeluh
to laughtawa
to lie downpedem
to live, be alive(ng)geluh
to open, uncoverongkam
to plantsuan
to pound, beattutu
to sayni-
to scratch(ng)gergo
to see(ng)idah
to sewsemet
to shootng-eltep
to sitkundul
to sleeptunduh
to sniff, smellsanggeh
to spiter-cidur
to splittakal
to squeezepeldas
to stab, piercetikam
to standcinder
to stealtangko
to suckcepcep
to swelljebal
to swimkeneng
to thinkakap
to throwambek(ken)
to tie up, fastenngampen
to turnala
to walkdalin-dalin
to vomitmutah
to worker-juma
to yawnke-hayam-en