Nias  
Indigenous Group Nias (also known as: Batu)
Location Indonesia, West Sumatra, Nias and Batu islands
Estimated Population 480,000
Environment Coastal
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Fishing / Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Assimilated
Language Family Nias
Classification: Austronesian > Malayo-Polynesian > Western Malayo-Polynesian > Sundic > Sumatra > Northern

Dialects: Nias, Batu
Website URLs http://nias.natmus.dk/indonesia.htm
http://www.balitouring.com/culture/nias.htm
http://www.info-indo.com/indonesia/history/sumatra_pulaubatu.htm
http://www.ecologyasia.com/NewsArchives/Aug_2001/...
http://www.nias.go.id/html/english/culture_cult.html
NGOs none found