Bengkala Sign LanguagePrint
41 (2007 SIL). More than 1,200 Kata Kolok signers; about 50 of them are deaf (2011 C. de Vos). 40 monolinguals.
Java and Bali provinces, Bali island, Buleleng regency, Bengkala village.
All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. A school for the deaf 18 km away uses only Indonesian Sign Language [inl]. 2 Bengkala signers now go to this school and have become bilingual. There are 3 bilingual Bengkala signers.
In the linguistic literature the language is referred to as Kata Kolok which means ‘deaf language’ in Balinese [ban].