Concept

Batin people

Summary
The Batin are a sub-group of Malay people that inhabits the interior parts of Jambi province There are approximately 72,000 Batin living in the interior of south-central Sumatra. They speak a dialect of the Jambi variant of Malay, but the accent is similar to Minangkabau language. The Batin are predominantly Muslim, but have a matrilineal kinship system, which is similar to Minangkabau than to Jambi Malays.
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