How Language Cannot Stand Alone – Enter the Loanword

How Language Cannot Stand Alone – Enter the Loanword

What is a loanword? Well, just like the name, a loanword loans or borrows words from other languages ...
Mesatua, Balinese Storytelling

Mesatua, Balinese Storytelling

Stories (satua) is a type of Balinese ancient literature that is characterized by its free form, not dictated by the number of stanzas, and anonymity ...
Gamelan Slonding

Gamelan Slonding

Gamelan Selonding is regarded as one of the oldest sets of gamelan that ever existed in Bali, even predating Gamelan Gambuh. This particular Selonding originates from Tenganan Pegringsingan Village of Karangasem, Eastern ...
Lontar Manuscript: Where the Balinese Turn to for Wisdom

Lontar Manuscript: Where the Balinese Turn to for Wisdom

Studying the content of *Lontar manuscripts is just like turning back in time without actually taking a time machine. For hundreds of years, Lontar has become the medium of choice to preserve ...
Lontar, Balinese Sacred Manuscript

Lontar, Balinese Sacred Manuscript

Lontar is a traditional manuscript written on dried palm leaves; almost unknown to many, but it is perhaps one of the most crucial and oldest cultural manifestations of the Balinese people, dating ...
Villagers Took Action Protecting Their Language

Villagers Took Action Protecting Their Language

The people of Punggul Village (Bali, Indonesia) have shown their commitment in preserving their language, alphabets and literature, by organising an event called Balinese Language Month 2020. Government officials, village organisations, and ...
A Separation of Insult and Criticism

A Separation of Insult and Criticism

[Jakarta, LTTW] In January 10, 2018, Joko Widodo along with the government and Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat or the People’s Representative discussed a bill that contains a law that prohibits people from insulting ...
english lyrics

In Some Parts of the World, Going Global Means English

[Jakarta, LTTW] Music is as common as language, and even likely almost as old. Different and unique music derived from different culture exist on Earth; from the most “complex” ones to the ...
Akar

Reintroducing cultural heritage to Indonesian diaspora in New York City

An interview with AKAR Foundation, with psychological insight on cultural roots and identity by Denny Putra.Raising children in this era is no easy task no matter where we live; external influences already ...
The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor. More precisely, some specific features of cave art may provide clues about how our ...