Keep the Balinese Language Strong!
As with endangered species, the goal with languages should not be to wait until there are only a few remaining survivors and then place them under protection (i.e. make recordings of the last speakers). Rather, we should take the more sustainable path of preserving the diverse natural habitats where minority languages are spoken. This means taking a cultural, political and even economic approach to saving languages ... and starting as soon as possible. We are a collaboration of linguists, anthropologists, students, and laypeople, from within and outside of Bali, who are collaborating to keep Balinese strong and sustainable.
An evolving multimedia "living" Balinese-English-Indonesian reference wiki dictionary
A monthly online poetry contest and an annual live poetry slam
Google's Home Page in Balinese
Educational materials via fun and interactive software to learn Balinese script and conversational Balinese
Badung province decides to speak Balinese every Friday in schools and in all levels of government — the initiative of Gde Nala Antara and Ayu Mandala.
Our big news as we head into Galungan is that BASAbali is now part of Agung Rai’s ARMA Museum and Resort. From now on, we’ll be known as BASAbali @ ARMA. We’ll be working with ARMA to infuse more Balinese language into ARMA’s many cultural offerings — Balinese dance performances, art and gamelan classes, lectures on[…]
This program celebrates Balinese, Indonesian and all of the world’s languages as we move into a culture where mother tongues can thrive — and be nourished — along with national and international ones. Monocultures of any type are not sustainable. We need to manage the world’s languages in a holistic and sustainable way just as[…]
When you purchase from Amazon, please consider going through smile.amazon.com and choosing “BASA Balinese Language Corp” as your charity. Same prices and prime for you, and Amazon will make a contribution to BASAbali based on your purchases. Suksma.
Monocultures aren’t sustainable, whether it be with agriculture, or with humans.
Eve of Saraswati Day – November 27, 2015 This program celebrates Balinese, Indonesian and all of the world’s languages as we move into a culture where mother tongues can thrive — and be nourished — along with national and international ones. Monocultures of any type are not sustainable. We need to manage the world’s languages in[…]
Digitized collection of Balinese lontar in beautiful aksara bali, with thanks to Professor Ron Jenkins, Balinese scholars Nyoman Catra and Dewa Made Dharmawan and Internet Archives.
Tune in to Bahasa Bali Wiki on Voice of America, broadcast in Jakarta on October 17, 2014, at 19:00-23:50. More media coverage. http://w
Nice piece about the wiki in today’s Tempo: http://www.tempo.co/read/news/2014/10/06/058612187/Kamus-Wiki-Bali-Indonesia-Inggris-Diluncurkan
Be part of the history of Balinese…. Add a word (a sentence, a definition, or a synonym) in our newly launched wiki dictionary. Make a youtube video of a sample sentence and post it in the wiki or find a native speaker and ask/help them add a sentence in the wiki. Send us a short[…]