BASAbali.org is a collaboration of experts and laypeople from within and outside of Bali who are trying to keep Balinese 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.
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
Monocultures aren’t sustainable, whether it be with agriculture, or with humans.
Eve of Saraswati Day – November 27, 2015 Simultaneously in Bali, Washington, DC and elsewhere. LIVE AND SIMULCAST!!! 8:00 pm at the ARMA Museum in Ubud Bali: Enjoy live poetry competition from monthly online poetry winners Be moved by Ayu Laksmi’s gorgeous voice Rejoice in Nyoman Catra’s children’s Arja Be greeted by Indonesian ambassadors from Washington,[…]
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.
Transparent Language’s 7000 Languages program keeps growing. We’re thrilled that Balinese was one of the initial languages in this initiative.
We’re not sure why having words in tattoos in Balinese script seems to be the rage, but we get lots of requests for translations for them. Send us photos and we’ll put them on our site!