THE LANGUAGE AND DIALECT VARIATIONS OF ANGKOLA, BATAK TOBA, AND MANDAILING

Sumarsih Sumarsih

Abstract


This paper is aimed to describe the language and dialect variations of Angkola, Batak Toba, and Mandailing. Therefore, this descriptive analysis research  was conducted and the techniques  on collecting the data were Observation, interviewing, and recording. The Research was conducted on Medan, North Sumatera which had some of ethnics such as Angkola, Batak Toba, and Mandailing. As a result, there were language and dialect variations of Angkola, Batak Toba, and Mandailing that were used in daily life such as interaction between seller and buyers in traditional market which consists of some Batak ethnics. Then, many of language users used another ethnic to approach others.  In conclusion, the language and dialect variations were used in interaction among the society in daily life.


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