What is the first Filipino alphabet before Roman alphabet?

What is the earliest Filipino writing?

The presence of Kawi script in the Philippines is evidenced in the Laguna Copperplate Inscription, the earliest known written document found in the Philippines. It is a legal document with the inscribed date of Shaka era 822, corresponding to April 21, 900 CE.

What is the first alphabet used by our ancestors?

Our ancestors also had their own alphabet which was different from that brought by the Spaniards. The first alphabet used by our ancestor was similar to that of the Malayo-Polynesian alphabet.

What is Alibata?

The term Baybay literally means “to spell” in Tagalog. Baybayin was extensively documented by the Spanish. Some have attributed it the name Alibata, but this name is incorrect Modern scripts in the Philippines, descended from Baybayin, are Hanunó’o, Buhid, Tagbanwa and Kapampangan script.

Which comes first Alibata or baybayin?

Baybayin Script is not Alibata since it is not an Alphabet. Baybayin is an Alphasyllabary. … Yes, Alibata is a made up word, but so is the accepted term Abugida (alphasyllabary) a word that was just coined recently in 1990. Alibata was coined and used in the 1920s and is still in use today; it predates the word Abugida.

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