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Batak Karo  
Indigenous Group Batak Karo (Also known as: Karo Batak, Orang Batak Karo, Karonese).
Location Indonesia, island of Sumatra, Sumatera Utara Province, west and northwest of Lake Toba, near Berastagi.
Estimated Population 600,000 (1991, SIL International)
Environment Highland Rainforest
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Fishing / Hunting / Textiles / Handicraft Sales / Paid Labor
Level of Assimilation Assimilated
Language Family Batak Karo
Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Sundic, Sumatra, Batak, Northern
Alternate names: Karo Batak, Orang Batak Karo, Karonese
Dialects: Singkil
Website URLs The Karo Batak
Welcome to North Sumatera
Traditional Karo Batak House
Ethnologue: Batak Karo
Karo Batak
Wikipedia: Batak (Indonesia)
Peoples of Sumatra
The Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Tropical Forests
NGOs Indigenous Peoples of the World
Bona Ni Pasogit (Association of Batak Tribes in Europe)
YAPIDI (Pijer Podi Foundation)
Yayasan Ekowisata Sumatra (YES, or Sumatra EcoTourism Foundation)
UNESCO (Jakarta office)
World Rainforest Movement
Down To Earth
The Corner House

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