Batin 9


The 12 Batin Nations of Jambi

or

The 12 Batin Tribes / Clans

(Suku Bangsa Dua Belas / Bangsa XII)

Batin Girl

Girl from the Batin V Association of Villages

For several years we’ve been attempting to make sense out of the 12 Batin Tribes. We’ve finally come to the conclusion that all existing documentation originated from oral information handed down over multiple centuries. The several documents that attempt to describe these 12 Batin Tribes are insufficient. We’ve found no evidence that would give us firm footing to trust any of the extant information.

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This is a legend we translated from the Jambi Province

Second Version of the Batin IX’s Origin

(Asal Usul Suku Anak Dalam Batin IX)

A ketek is a common form of transportation along Jambi rivers. This one is being used to transport people (river taxi).

A ketek is a common form of transportation along Jambi rivers. This one is being used to transport people (river taxi).

The below legend was an oral story we obtained about the origin of the Batin IX ethnic group located in the Jambi Province of Indonesia. According to this legend the Batin IX was created during the 1400s, during the ancient Melayu Jambi Kingdom. The area in which the story was said to have transpired is in the area that was at that time called Aur Duri. That same location today is called Muaro Jambi, where the famous Hindu / Buddhist temples are located.

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This is our translation of a legend from the Jambi Province.

First Version of the Batin IX’s Origin

(Asal Usul Suku Anak Dalam Batin IX)

One of the ancient Hindu temple remnants in the area where the Batin IX were said to have originated. "Gedong II Temple"

An ancient Hindu temple remnant in the area where the Batin IX were said to have originated.
“Gedong II Temple”

The below legend was an oral story we obtained about the origin of the Batin IX ethnic group located in the Jambi Province of Indonesia. According to this legend the Batin IX was created during the 1400s, during the ancient Melayu Jambi Kingdom. The area in which the story was said to have transpired is in the area that was at that time called Aur Duri. That same location today is called Muaro Jambi, where the famous Hindu / Buddhist temples are located.

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