Published March 18, 2016
Kata Kolok (literally: Kolok words) is signed by as many as 1,200 people (40 - 80 of whom are native deaf signers), primarily in the village of Bengkala in Bali, Indonesia, which has been home to a large deaf community for more than seven generations. Despite its geographical origin, Kata Kolok is unrelated to Indonesian Sign Language and spoken Balinese, and is in fact what linguists call a 'language isolate', meaning it has no apparent linguistic relatives. The deaf Kolok community are well known in Indonesia for an array of unique cultural forms, including dance, performance, and martial arts. Read more on Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/1R8zCOJ.