Batak Toba is a Southern Batak language spoken by about 1.6 million people in the province of North Sumatra in Indonesia. In particular, it is spoken in the regencies of Asahan, Humbang Hasundutan, Labuhan Batu Utara, Samosir, Simalungan, south Tapanuli Tengah, Tapanuli Utara and Toba Samosir.
Batak Toba is also known as Toba Batak. Native speakers call it Batta or Hata Batak Toba. It is spoken by adults and some children, although young people are shifting to Indonesian, particularly in urban areas.
These days Batak Toba is written with the Latin alphabet, and in the past it was written with the Batak script. It is taught in some primary schools, and there is some written material in the language, including dictionaries, grammars and a translation of the Bible.
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