Batak consists of several sub-tribe that is located in North Sumatra, especially Tapanuli. Sub-tribes, among others: Silindung Batak, Samosir Batak, Batak Humbang, and last of Toba Batak.
Living area of several sub-tribe of hobo is also different, among others: Toba Batak tribe living in the region Balige, Laguboti, Porsea, and Ajibata. Samosir Batak tribes living in the area of Tele, Baneara, Samosir Island, and surrounding areas. Humabang Batak tribes living in the region Humbang Hasundutan district, and north covering Tapanuli mountain hairpin, siborongborong, Lintongnihuta, and Parlilitan. And the last tribe of Batak living in the region Silindung Tarutung, Sipoholon, Pahae and surrounding areas.
Batak have adopted the Christian religion spread by the Protestant missionaries from the country named Nomensen Germany (1863). Church of the tribe of hobo is HKBP (Huria Kristen Batak Protestant) based in the city Tarutung (Tapanuli North). HKBP Now the church has been scattered all over the India even abroad. However, before the vagabond profess Christianity, the belief that they have called MULAJADI NABOLON.
Genealogy in the language or the bataknya TAROMBO is a matter of transcendent importance in the life of the vagabond, and will probably not be abandoned. For people who do not know hobo silsilahnya then people will call this another vagabond as the hobo who are arrogant and people also call this as a lost hobo (nalilu = kesasat in bataknya). For men are required to know the hobo minimal genealogical descendants genealogy moyangnya grandmother. This is so that he mengetahi position in the family and also so that he can also teach the same thing for the future offspring.
General vagabond people have traditional philosophy DALIHAN NATOLU namely "Somba MARHULA-Hula" (respect to the family of the mother / wife), "ELEK MARBORU" (the family-friendly sister), "MANAT MARDONGAN TUBU" (in a compact relationship semarga). The philosophy of this is the cause of the hobo have close relationships to all the people who made the hobo and vagabond can not parsed part.