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
Some of Bali’s leading beautiful hotels which have high interest in preserving Balinese cultures have extended their support for Saraswati Day. Endangered Alphabets has also become one of the contributors with beautiful hand carved artistry of Balinese script. Please join us to support this cultural event by putting your bid in our online auction http://bit.ly/1l73lvU.[…]
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[…]
Send them to us. We’re per-populating the wiki reference dictionary with examples of words used in Balinese literature, songs, blog postings, etc.
With so many thanks to the incredible folks at Transparent Language, our DVDs now work on MACS! Contact us if you are interested in the online or DVD version of Balinese for Indonesian speakers or Balinese for English speakers.