International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Revitalization Model for Toba Batak’s Cultural Vocabularies in Tano Batak
Junita Friska, Amrin Saragih, Robert Sibarani, Dwi Widayati

Tano Batak becomes the conceptual term referring to homeland of Batak people which literally means ‘Batak land’ and this covers four regencies, for example, North Tapanuli, Toba Samosir, Samosir, and Humbang Hasundutan; all of those regencies are administratively under the North Sumatera Province (Indonesia). The extinction of Batak Toba language could not be denied, so that it needs to be revitalized. The revitalization of Batak Toba vocabularies is mainly concerned with reactivation, management, and with cultural vocabulary. Those three elements can not be separated from the role of positive language attitudes, usage, vocabularies and understanding of their functions.

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