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
Today, Ayu Mandala, project director of basabali.org be a speaker in Sustainable Solutions Bali at Green School about BASAbali Wiki. Thank you @sustainablebali for having us #basabalikeren #basabaliwiki #basabali.org
Om Suastiasu, Punapi gatra semeton? Mangkin BASABali WIKI medue lomba macecimpedan sane maprakanti sareng Paguyuban Duta Bahasa Provisnsi Bali. Ngiring sareng sami rereh artos Basa Bali saking petunjuk nyerorod lan nyelegadang ring gambar! Semeton sane cawisanne patut lan jangkep pacang ngemolihang hadiah menarik saking BASABali WIKI lan Paguyuban Duta Bahasa Provinsi Bali. Tata carane inggih[…]
From Asia Views, April 2, 2018… Once scoffing at Wikipedia, academics are slowly entertaining the idea that crowd-sourced knowledge might be a useful starting point for serious research as Wikipedia and other crowd-source platforms have “metamorphosed from gangly cultural interloper(s) into the de facto reference work of first resort.” Recent work by the Spatial History Project at Stanford[…]
Linguapax delivers a yearly award on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day (21 February). This prize is a tribute to outstanding action carried out in different areas in favour of the preservation of linguistic diversity, revitalization and reactivation of linguistic communities and the promotion of multilingualism. In words of BASAbali’s founding director, Alissa Stern,[…]
Bahasa Bali merupakan jantung dan jiwa masyarakat Bali. Bahasa digunakan untuk memahami dunia di sekitar mereka dan menyebarkan tentang kesehatan, pertanian, masyarakat, interaksi sosial dan banyak lagi. Kita tidak bisa menunggu hingga gaung yang tersisa untuk membantu memperkuat bahasa lokal. Untuk itu masyarakat lokal dan internasional perlu bertindak selagi bahasa lokal masih memiliki dasar dan[…]
BASAbali partners with government appointed “Language Ambassadors” and takes the wiki walking! Read more from this piece in MSBR magazine and learn about where the wiki has been going.
The digital tools that threaten local languages also offer potential to keep them alive.
Immediate relief efforts from the impending eruption of Mt Agung are already underway by the government, community, and by an incredible collaboration of NGOs. We will support these efforts now by providing a portion of these funds to transport children from evacuation camps to school. We are also targeting our fundraising efforts for several months[…]
How can plants be used to cure illnesses? Check out our medicinal plant initiative on the wiki!
The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) elegantly relate to the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana: harmony of people with PEOPLE, harmony of people with NATURE, and harmony of people with the SPIRITUAL. Learn more about the importance of SDG.