The Buhid or Mangyan alphabet 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
The Buhid alphabet is still used in the Philipines by the Buhid people
Type of writing syste: syllabic alphabet in which each consonant has an inherent
vowel [a]. Other vowels are indicated by separate letter or by diacritics.
Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
Used to write
Buhid, an Austronesian language spoken by about 8,000 people in the
province of Mindoro in the Philippines.
Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines which is spoken by
about 10.5 million people.