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
A film focusing on the efforts of BASAbali in Indonesia as they work to preserve the Balinese language for future generations. For more information, visit BASABali Wiki Official Website. This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew, produced in conjunction with COM 495: Social Interest Documentary Filmmaking, a travel course led[…]
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In a collaboration with Health Promotion Department, School of Public Health Udayana University and as a follow up event after succeed with the first video challenge, The Wiki Usada Team starting a new theme for campaign Basa Bali speaks in Health area. We initiated a creative project to promote Basa Bali Health Promotion Poster that[…]
School of Udayana University, Denpasar is one of school that we proposed to create a creative content for Wiki Usada. We worked collaboratively with the student body organization to produce public service announcement related herbal medicine that can uploaded on the online dictionary. We formatted this event as video challenge that can stimulate the participant[…]
Introducing Wiki Usada as a local wisdom’s internet platform for Herbal Medicine. As one of the Wiki Usada’s team has a chance to meet with students at School of Public Health, Dhyana University, Badung we arrange a special session to discuss about herbal medicine on Balinese Daily life. In the beginning the students explained about[…]
We have a good chance to meet Terry, one of Wiki’s volunteer from Australia. He visited Bali and we discussed about the challenge while we work as contributor (online) for Wiki Bali. As a result, we planed to arrange a meeting as a follow up the 2nd public event with the Duta Bahasa. As we[…]
Duta Bahasa (Bali’s Language Ambassador) is the youth organization that selected from a local language competition that consist of the youth who has a big attention to preserve local language and to promote Bahasa Indonesia to the world. On this 2nd Public Event: Wiki Usada Goes to Balai Bahasa, The Wiki Usada’s team invited all[…]
To celebrate Indonesian Children’s Day, Wiki Usada, in a collaboration with some community groups including local Garment, Dancer community, Readers Community and Bali’s Language Ambassadors (“Duta Bahasa”, a program of Balai Bahasa, held a celebration called “Perayaan Hari Anak bersama BASAbali Wiki 2017” (Celebration of Children’s Day with BASAbali Wiki 2017.” This event was held[…]