The ancient "Baybayin script" from the Philippines was used extensively until the Spanish banned it because it was "the work of the devil"
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baybayin (Alibata) typography
The â€œBaybayin writing systemâ€ also commonly known as the â€œAlibataâ€ was an old script structure used by these ancient Philippine settlers long before the first Spanish colonizers arrived in 1521. It originated from the ancient Javanese system, the Old Kawi script. It is part of the Brahmic family of syllables derived from the Vatteluttu system (the precursor of the modern Tamil script) used in ancient southern India and Sri Lanka. The Baybayin uses an abugida system based mainly on…
Baybayin (pre-kudlit: ᜊᜊᜌᜒ, post-kudlit: ᜊᜌ᜔ᜊᜌᜒᜈ᜔) is a pre-Spanish Philippine writing system. It is a member of the Brahmic family and is recorded as being in use in the 16th century. It continued to be used during the Spanish colonization of the Philipp