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    Story and History Angkola Batak Tribe Indonesia

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     Introduction / History

    The Batak Angkola people are the people who descended from the Batak Toba and the Mandailing peoples. In Sipirok (the biggest town in the South Tapanuli regency) , nearly half of the people descended from the people who migrated from North Tapanuli to South Tapanuli in the 14th century who belong to the Siregar clan. The clans of the Batak Angkola people are Nasution, Siregar, Harahap, Pohan, Hasibuan, Daulay some of them belong to clans that belong to the Batak Toba people such as Pasaribu, Hutagalung

    Where Are they Located?

    Most of the Batak Angkola people live in South Tapanuli regency, Padangsidimpuan city and Sibolga city some of them migrate to big cities such as Medan, Padang, Pekanbaru, Batam or even Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, or even abroad.

    What Are Their Lives Like?

    Most of the Batak Angkola living in South Tapanuli regency are farmers, whereas most of them who live in Padangsidimpuan or Sibolga city are rickshaw drivers or motor rickshaw drivers. Some of the Batak Angkola men living in Medan, Padang, Pekanbaru, Batam, Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya are minibus drivers, lorry drivers, bus drivers, private chauffeurs,or even thugs/premans. Most of the educated Batak Angkola who live outside their homeland become teachers, doctors or lawyers

    What Are Their Beliefs?

    Most of the Batak Angkola are Muslims, influence of Islam came from West Sumatra in the early 19th century. But some of them are Christians. In the town of Sipirok (the biggest town in the South Tapanuli regency) and in the city of Sibolga, it is normal if there is a mosque and a church standing next to each other. But animistic beliefs are not gone at all, there are still some traditional healers called 'ompung dukun', some people go to the 'ompung dukun' if they have a problem. But today, some Muslim clerics declare that as forbidden even though the people who go to the 'ompung dukun' does not believe in the magic spells of the 'ompung dukun'.

    What Are Their Needs?

    Some of the roads in South Tapanuli regency and Padangsidimpuan city are poorly maintained, so they need the roads to be repaired. They also need good education, because they have the philosophy 'anakkon hi do hamoraon di ahu', which means 'my son/daughter is my wealth', so they must do anything that is good for the son/daughter.

    Story of The years Angkola Batak Tribe Indonesia
    Angkola Batak tribe, is one of the Batak tribe who settled in the area Angkola located in South Tapanuli district of North Sumatra province.

    Angkola name comes from the name of the river in Angkola namely (river) Angkola rod. According to the story, this river was named by Rajendra Kola (Chola) I, ruler of the kingdom Chola (1014-1044 AD) in South India when it was coming through the Padang Lawas.
    Angkola area itself is divided into two areas south of the Batang Angkola named Angkola Jae (Downstream) and northern named Angkola Julu (Upstream).

    After the death of power Radjendra Chola I, appears a tokok of Tano Angkola, named Oppu distortions surnamed Maribu Dalimunthe. These distortions Oppu Maribu establish Huta (village) in the first Angkola named Sitamiang. Next as Pargarutan which means place sharpening the sword. Date is the place menaggalkan days / calendar where the hobo and others.
    Then go the other tribes from all over the region to Angkola. This newcomer tribes there are mixed with tribal Angkola and participate in tribal customs Angkola, but some are still maintaining its own customs.

    Clans on Angkola society in general is Dalimunthe, Harahap, Siregar, Nasution, Ritonga, coal, and other Daulay. Some clans that exist in this Angkola tribes are also in the Batak Toba Batak tribe and Mandailaing. In history, it looks like this Angkola Batak tribes still allied with and Batak Toba Batak tribe Mandailaing. Although today they express different from each other.
    Sometimes for other communities, outside the Batak tribe, somewhat confusing to distinguish between the Batak tribe Mandailaing Angkola the Batak tribe. Because in terms of culture and language, can be said to be almost similar, only distinguishable from different dialects. Batak language intonation Angkola own softer than the Toba Batak language intonation, but still louder than the Batak language intonation


    Most communities Angkola Batak tribe embraced Islam after receiving the influence of Islam on Tuanku Lelo (surnamed Nasution), who spread Islam with the sword, the mission of the Padri (1821) of the Minangkabau. But others retained their indigenous religions that have amalkan since from the time of their ancestors, such as pelbegu and magician. But not long after the entry of the Dutch troops to the region Padri the troops who tried to convert the Angkola this region, and some people Angkola that had survived from the influence of Islam Padri, finally accept Christianity was introduced by the Dutch missionaries in the region this Angkola.
    Angkola Batak society in general living as farmers, such as clearing land and paddy fields. In addition, they also grow various types of vegetables to cash crops such as coffee arabica and others. Another activity is raising livestock such as chickens, ducks, geese and also buffalo or cow.

    Religion Update 2015 By Duniacare.com

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