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Buhid (ᝊᝓᝑᝒᝇ)   Buhid

Buhid is a Philippine language spoken by the Mangyan people on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, mainly in Mindoro Occidental and Mindoro Oriental provinces. In 2009 there were about 9,300 Buhid speakers. Buhid is also known as Mangyan, Bangon, Batangan or Bukil.

Buhid alphabet

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 Brahmi.

The Buhid alphabet is still used in the Philipines by the Buhid people of Mindoro. Buhid is also written with the Latin alphabet.

Notable features

Buhid syllabic alphabet

Download an alphabet chart for Buhid (Excel)

Sample text in Buhid

Sample of Buhid writing


Information about the Buhid language and alphabet

Philippine languages

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet

Syllabic alphabets / abugidas

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