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
The virtual Wikithon will consist of 12 two hour competitions from 14 December 14:30 WITA to 15 December 14:30. Prizes will be awarded every two hours. Teams are welcome to participate virtually or in some on the ground venues. REGISTER HERE
http://www.balidiscovery.com/activities/9-day-8-night-in-depth-discovery-of-balinese-culture Home to the last outpost of an ancient Hindu Majapahit Empire that stretched across most of Southeast Asia, Bali’s daily life on the Island is dominated by its unique religion – Agama Hindu Dharma. Every Balinese village has at least three major temples that undergo a yearly anniversary requiring the participation and devotion of[…]
Come on, lets join the competition to make creative videos in Balinese language, and win the prize. Follow our Instagram and BASABali Wiki’s Page on Facebook and upload your creative videos, don’t forget to tag us. Bring it On!
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[…]