Batak Dairi (Kata Pakpak)

Batak Dairi is a Northern Batak language spoken by about 172,000 people in the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra in Indonesia. It is spoken in particular in the Aceh Singkil regency in Aceh province, and in the Dairi, Humbang Hasundutan, Pakpak Barat, Samosir and Tapanuli Tengah regencies of North Sumatra province.

Batak Dairi is also known as Pakpak, Pakpak Dairi or Kata Pakpak.

There are ways to write Batak Dairi with the Batak script and with the Latin alphabet. There is a grammar and a translation of the Bible in Batak Dairi.

Latin alphabet for Batak Dairi

Latin alphabet for Batak Dairi

Batak script for Batak Dairi

Batak script for Batak Dairi

Download an alphabet chart for Batak Dairi (Excel)

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

  1. Bagèen mo sodip ndènè, ‘Ialè Bapa nami si ni sorga: Dak niperbadia mo gerarMu.
  2. Dak roh mo kerajaenMu, Saut mo lemmo atèMu i babo tanoh èn bagè si ni sorga.
  3. Berrèken mo bai nami sidari èn pangaan nami sipat ari.
  4. Sasa mo dosa nami bagè penasa nami, i dosa ni dengan simerdosa taba kami.
  5. Ulang kami arahken mi pengojiin, paluah mo kami ibas pengago nai[Ai Ko ngo sidasa kerajaen, dekket kegegohen, bang pè kesangapen soh mi amman sumendah. Amèn.]’

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/2846/MAT.6.LAIBTD

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 Dairi

Information about Batak Dairi | Batak script | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about Batak Dairi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakpak_language
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batak_dairi
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/btd

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: 24.10.22. Last modified: 25.10.22

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