Bengkala Village



In Bali's Deaf Village, Everyone Speaks Sign Language."The famous story is that two people with magic powers fought each other and then cursed each other to be deaf," said Ida Mardana, the mayor of Bengkala village, who speaks Balinese, Indonesian, and English, in addition to signing words kook. "The meaning of Bengkala is 'a place for someone to hide.'"