This village of 3,000 people is not quite like most communities.
Almost everyone in the little village of Bengkala in Bali can speak sign language so they can properly communicate, welcome, and respect their 40 deaf residents.
Ordinarily, a town of 3,000 people would have an average of 4 deaf residents, but the community experiences a high rate of deafness due to a recessive gene that has been passed down for the last seven generations.
Instead of ostracizing their deaf neighbors, however, the town made up their own form of sign language called Kata Kolok.
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