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Toba Batak language Austronesian language spoken in North Sumatra province in Indonesia

Toba Batak is an Austronesian language spoken in North Sumatra province in Indonesia. It is part of a group of languages called "Batak".

Batak Karo language Austronesian language spoken in Sumatra, Indonesia

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Simalungun people Ethnic groups of North Sumatra, Indonesia

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Batak cuisine Cuisine of the Batak people of Indonesia

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Sopo (structure)

A sopo is a treasury structure in the architecture of the Toba Batak people from North Sumatra, Indonesia. Its form is similar to that of a Batak traditional house with the exception of being smaller in size and a construction ritual that is the opposite of a Batak house. Sopo is used as a repository for various items, e.g. rice, magical items, or trophies. Sopo can also be used as a meeting point for social activities.