Tagbanwa script

Tagbanwa (ᝦᝤᝪᝨᝯ) Tagbanwa alphabet

The Tagbanwa alphabet was used until the 17th century, and is closely related to Baybayin. It is thought to have descended from the Kawi script of Java, Bali and Sumatra, which in turn descended from the Pallava script, one of the southern Indian scripts derived from Brahmi.

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: Abugida / Syllabic Alphabet in which each consonant has an inherent vowel /a/. Other vowels are indicated either by separate letters, or by diacritics. When vowels appear at the beginning of words or one they own, they are represented by separate letters.
  • Writing direction: traditionally written on bamboo in vertical columns from bottom to top and left to right, and read from left to right in horizontal lines.
  • Used to write: Tagbanwa languages: Aborlan Tagbanwa, Calamian Tagbanwa and Central Tagbanwa

Aborlan Tagbanwa, Calamian Tagbanwa and Central Tagbanwa are spoken in the north of Palawan province in the Philippines. They belong to the Philippine branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family.

Tagbanwa alphabet

Tagbanwa alphabet

Download an alphabet chart for Tagbanwa (Excel)

Sample text in Tagbanwa (Lord's prayer)

Sample text in Tagbanwa (Lord's prayer)

Source: http://archive.org/details/tagbanwaalphabet00romurich

Sample text supplied by Wolfgang Kuhl

Information about the Tagbanwa Script | Aborlan Tagbanwa | Calmian Tagbanwa | Central Tagbanwa | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about the Tagbanwa script
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagbanwa_script
https://baybayink.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/tagbanwa-alphabet-bw.pdf

Tagbanwa fonts
https://www.google.com/get/noto/#sans-tagb
https://nordenx.blogspot.com/p/downloads.html

Abugidas / Syllabic alphabets

Ahom, Aima, Badagu, Badlit, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin, Bengali, Bhaiksuki, Bhujimol, Bilang-bilang, Bima, Blackfoot, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Carrier, Chakma, Cham, Cree, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dham Lipi, Dhankari / Sirmauri, Ditema, Dives Akuru, Dogra, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gunjala Gondi, Gupta, Gurmukhi, Halbi Lipi, Hanifi, Hanuno'o, Ibalnan, Inuktitut, Jaunsari Takri, Javanese, Kaithi, Kadamba, Kamarupi, Kannada, Kawi, Kerinci, Kharosthi, Khema, Khe Prih, Khmer, Khojki, Khudabadi, Kirat Rai, Kōchi, Kulitan, Kurukh Banna, Lampung, Lanna, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Lota Ende, Magar Akkha, Mahajani, Malayalam, Manpuri, Meroïtic, Masarm Gondi, Modi, Mon, Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, Multani, Nandinagari, Newa, Ojibwe, Odia, Pahawh Hmong, Pallava, Phags-pa, Purva Licchavi, Qiang / Rma, Ranjana, Rejang (Kaganga), Sasak, Savara, Satera Jontal, Shan, Sharda, Siddham, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Sukhothai, Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagbanwa, Takri, Tamil, Tanchangya (Ka-Pat), Tani, Thaana, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigalari, Tikamuli, Tocharian, Tolong Siki, Vatteluttu, Warang Citi

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