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Balinese Village Where Both Deaf and Hearing Sign

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Here’s an interesting recent article on a certain village in Bali where Deaf and hearing residents all sign an indigenous language called Kata Kolok. (Similar to the situation generations ago on Martha’s Vineyard and a more recently discovered Bedouin tribe in southern Israel). In all these communities with shared access to language, Deaf people are not stigmatized. (Too bad the author of piece on Bali was not able to take a video. It’s hard to get a sense of the sign language from still photos.)

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