About is a collaboration of experts and laypeople from within and outside of Bali who are trying to keep Balinese strong.
We strive to encourage people to value Balinese.

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.

  • Wiki Dictionary

    An evolving multimedia "living" Balinese-English-Indonesian reference wiki dictionary

  • Poetry Contests

    A monthly online poetry contest and an annual live poetry slam

  • Google

    Google's Home Page in Balinese

  • Educational Materials

    Educational materials via fun and interactive software to learn Balinese script and conversational Balinese

Latest news


Here are some of the people behind BASAbali
Ayu Mandala
Director of
I Kadek Purnawan
Tech Specialist
Gde Nala Antara
WIKI Expert
Gusti Made Sutjaja
WIKI Expert
Mas Ruscitadewi
WIKI Expert
Putu Eka Guna Yasa
WIKI Expert
Kadek Reland Udayana
WIKI Expert
Made Sudiana
WIKI Expert
Ari Dwijayanthi
WIKI Expert
Alissa Stern
Founding Director

Samples of our Interactive Software

Get in touch

If you’d like to get involved with any of these efforts, please let us know.