Batak Simalungun (Sahap Simalungun)

Batak Simalungun is a Southern Batak language spoken by about 151,000 people in the province of North Sumatra in Indonesia. In particular, it is spoken in the regencies of Deli Serdang, Kota Pematang Siantar, Serdang Bedagai and Simalungun.

Batak Simalungun is also known as Simalungun, Simelungan or Timur. Native speakers call it Sahap Simalungun.

There are ways to write Batak Simalungun with the Batak script and with the Latin alphabet, and there is a translation of the Bible in the language.

Latin alphabet for Batak Simalungun

Latin alphabet for Batak Simalungun

Batak script for Batak Simalungun

Batak script for Batak Simalungun

Download an alphabet chart for Batak Simalungun (Excel)

The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)

  1. Ase sonon ma tonggonima, ʻHam Bapanami na i nagori atas. Sai napapansing ma Goran-Mu.
  2. Sai roh ma Harajaon-Mu. Sai saud ma harosuh ni uhur-Mu i nagori tongah on songon na i nagori atas.
  3. Bere Ham ma bannami sadari on hagoluhan ari-ari.
  4. Sasap Ham ma dousanami songon panasapnami bani dousa ni hasoman, na mardousa dompak hanami.
  5. Ulang ma bobai Ham hanami hu parlajouan, tapi paluah Ham ma hanami humbani pangagou. Ai Ham do simada Harajaon ampa hagogohon ampa hasangapon sadokah ni dokahni. Amen.ʼ

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/34/MAT.6_1.BTS

Translation

  1. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
  2. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
  3. Give us this day our daily bread.
  4. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
  5. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Source: https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-6/#9

Sample videos in Batak Simalungun

Information about Batak Simalungun | Batak script | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about Batak Simalungun
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batak_Simalungun_language
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batak_simalungun
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/bts

Batak languages

Batak Angkola, Batak Dairi, Batak Karo, Batak Mandailing, Batak Simalungun, Batak Toba

Languages written with the Batak script

Batak Angkola, Batak Dairi, Batak Karo, Batak Mandailing, Batak Simalungun, Batak Toba

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page created: 25.10.22. Last modified: 25.10.22

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