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Batak Angkola in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,220,000 Batak Angkola Islam 10.00 % 4.72 %   

Batak Angkola in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Batak Angkola people are the people who descended from the Batak Toba and the Mandailing peoples. In Sipirok (the biggest town in the South Tapanuli regency) , nearly half of the people descended from the people who migrated from North Tapanuli to South Tapanuli in the 14th century who belong to the Siregar clan. The clans of the Batak Angkola people are Nasution, Siregar, Harahap, Pohan, Hasibuan, Daulay some of them belong to clans that belong to the Batak Toba people such as Pasaribu, Hutagalung

Where are they located?
Most of the Batak Angkola people live in South Tapanuli regency, Padangsidimpuan city and Sibolga city some of them migrate to big cities such as Medan, Padang, Pekanbaru, Batam or even Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, or even abroad.

What are their lives like?
Most of the Batak Angkola living in South Tapanuli regency are farmers, whereas most of them who live in Padangsidimpuan or Sibolga city are rickshaw drivers or motor rickshaw drivers. Some of the Batak Angkola men living in Medan, Padang, Pekanbaru, Batam, Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya are minibus drivers, lorry drivers, bus drivers, private chauffeurs,or even thugs/premans. Most of the educated Batak Angkola who live outside their homeland become teachers, doctors or lawyers

What are their beliefs?
Most of the Batak Angkola are Muslims, influence of Islam came from West Sumatra in the early 19th century. But some of them are Christians. In the town of Sipirok (the biggest town in the South Tapanuli regency) and in the city of Sibolga, it is normal if there is a mosque and a church standing next to each other. But animistic beliefs are not gone at all, there are still some traditional healers called 'ompung dukun', some people go to the 'ompung dukun' if they have a problem. But today, some Muslim clerics declare that as forbidden even though the people who go to the 'ompung dukun' does not believe in the magic spells of the 'ompung dukun'.

What are their needs?
Some of the roads in South Tapanuli regency and Padangsidimpuan city are poorly maintained, so they need the roads to be repaired. They also need good education, because they have the philosophy 'anakkon hi do hamoraon di ahu', which means 'my son/daughter is my wealth', so they must do anything that is good for the son/daughter.

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Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:49 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Sumatera Utara Province, Tapanuli Tengah, Tapanuli Selatan, Tapanuli Utara, Padang Lawas Utara, Padang Lawas, Labuhan Batu, and Labuhan Batu Selatan regencies; inland from near Sibolga city south towards Padangsidempuan, east to Binanga towards southern provincial border, northeast towards the Strait of Malacca.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Batak Angkola
People Name General: Batak Angkola
Alternate People Names:
Angkola Batak
ROP3 Code: 101123
Joshua Project People ID: 10718
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,220,000
Population all Countries: 1,220,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Batak-Nias of Sumatra
People Name General: Batak Angkola
Ethnic Code: MSY44b
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Primary Language: Batak Angkola (1,220,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): akb    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity10.00 %(Evangelical: 4.72 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam90.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1872-1889
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1991
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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