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Encyclopedia > Balinese language
Balinese (Basa Bali)
Spoken in: Bali
Region: Bali, Indonesia
Total speakers: 3.8 million
Ranking: Not in top 100
Genetic classification: -
Official status
Official language of: -
Regulated by: -
Language codes
ISO 639-1 -
ISO 639-2 ban
See also: LanguageList of languages

Balinese is the language spoken by people in the island of Bali, Indonesia. It is spoken by 3.8 million people, approximately 2.1% of Indonesia's population. It is spoken in Bali, in Lombok and in Java. This is a list of languages ordered by number of first-language speakers, with some data for second-language use. ... Current distribution of Human Language Families Most languages are known to belong to language families (families hereforth). ... ISO 639 is one of several international standards that lists short codes for language names. ... SIL International is a non-profit, Christian, scientific organization with the main purpose to study, develop and document lesser-known languages for the purpose of expanding linguistic knowledge, promoting world literacy and aiding minority language development. ... This list of languages is alphabetical by English name. ... Topography Map showing Bali within Indonesia Sunset at Jimbaran Beach, Bali Young Balinese Dancers Rice terraces at entrance to Gunung Kawi Temple Balis Sanur Beach Statue of Dewi Sri — Ubud, Bali Bali is an Indonesian island. ... Satellite photograph of Lombok, showing its volcano. ... Map of Java Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ...

Balinese is part of the Austronesian language family, and is closely related to the Sasak language and languages on western Sumbawa. The Austronesian languages are a family of languages widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia. ... Sumbawa is an Indonesian island, located in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain with Lombok to the west and Flores to the east. ...

Balinese is classified as Austronesian: Malayo-Polynesian: Western Malayo-Polynesian: Sundic: Bali-Sasak: Balinese.

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Balinese is a required language for school children, and the first books that a student uses in school are written in his native tongue.
Few Balinese know much High Balinese, for the simple reason that they seldom have any occasion to wishes to ask the pedanda for holy water or to participate in a ceremony, the group simply takes along one of the few people in the village who is fluent in High Balinese.
Central to Balinese cultural practice are the concepts of pramada, "insubordination," and tulah, "divine revenge." It is insubordinate, pramada, for anyone to say or do anything that puts him in a higher or more prestigious position than is his rightful due, and it risks to question matters involving mystical forces.
Balinese Music Zack's Indonesia Bali Travel pages - Indonesia-Bali.com | all Information about bali, bali music, ... (1856 words)
Over the centuries, Balinese musicians have developed a musical language in which layers of melody and complex figurations are interwoven to produce a unique tapestry of sound.
In Balinese religious life, where an elaborate calendar requires an extensive range of ceremonies to be performed, there is a consensus that each event must be accompanied by' musical performances.
In Balinese music, this attitude of cooperation is essential, and individual virtuosity is always far overshadowed by the ideal of unity and perfect synchronization of the various parts.
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