People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Batak Karo in Indonesia

Batak Karo

Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Send us a map of this people group in this country.
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
947,000 Batak Karo Christianity 70.00 % 11.00 %   

Batak Karo in Indonesia

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
The Batak Karo are located in the Karo highlands, North Sumatra. Most of them live in the Karo regency. Some of them live in Dairi, Deli Serdang, Medan, Langkat or Southeast Aceh. Some of them live in villages known as 'kuta.'

What are their lives like?
Most of the Batak Karo who still live in their homeland are farmers. Some of the Batak Karo live outside their homeland, such as Jakarta, Bandung or Surabaya, some of the Batak Karo men who live outside their homeland work as minibus (angkot) drivers, private chauffeurs for rich families or bus drivers. Some others become truck drivers, or even street criminals (e.g. pickpockets, thugs/premans, etc.). Those who are educated go outside their homeland to become teachers.

What are their beliefs?
Some of the Batak Karo are Christians, especially those who live in Dairi, but some of the Batak Karo people are Muslims, especially those who live in Deli Serdang, Medan, Langkat and Southeast Aceh. In Karo regency, there have never been conflicts between those two religious groups. It is common in a village in the Karo regency if there is a mosque and a church which are next to each other, it symbolizes peace and harmony between Muslims and Christians.

What are their needs?
Some of the Batak Karo people are very poor, they need to go outside their homeland, or even outside Indonesia. But some of them who do that become poor and jobless. To solve that problem, the local district council send some of them to work abroad. In the Karo regency, some of the roads are damaged, they need the roads to be repaired.

View Batak Karo in all countries.

Prayer Links  
PrayerGuard.net
  Submit Update:
Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Southeast Asia
Persecution Rank:38 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Sumatera Utara Province, Langkat, Deli Serdang, Karo, and Dairi regencies west and northwest of Lake Toba; south, small border area in Tapanuli Tengah regency; also in southern Aceh Province, small enclave in Aceh Tenggara regency; south, parts of Kota Subulussalam, Aceh Selatan, and Aceh Singli regencies.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
Maps
Submit Map:
Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Batak Karo
People Name General: Batak Karo
Alternate People Names:
Karo
ROP3 Code: 114801
Joshua Project People ID: 18879
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 947,000
Population all Countries: 947,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Batak-Nias of Sumatra
People Name General: Batak Karo
Ethnic Code: MSY44b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Batak Karo (947,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): btx    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity70.00 %(Evangelical: 11.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam25.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: 1910-1951
New Testament:
1928-1979Audio
Complete Bible: 1987-1995
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Batak Karo
Text / Printed MatterBible: Today's Batak Karo Bible
 
 
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit LinkingGlobalVoices.org for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
 
Data Notes
Data Sources
 
 

Batak Karo in Indonesia

Peoples
               
Geographic
Global                 Global
           
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
           
   
People Cluster
       
Region
   
    Batak-Nias of Sumatra     Southeast Asia    
     
People-Group-Across-Countries
   
Country
   
      Batak Karo Indonesia    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Batak Karo in Indonesia          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Batak Karo  
    Global    
Language
 
    All Religions                              
   
Religion
                             

Direct link:  http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?peo3=18879&rog3=ID