Palawano (Palaw’an)

Palawano is a member of Palawanic branch of the Philippine language family. It is spoken in Palawan province in the Mimaropa region of the Philippines. There are in fact three languages known as Palawano:

There are several ways to write Palawano languages with the Latin alphabet, based either on Spanish or Tagalog spelling.

Brooke's Point Palawano alphabet and pronunciation

Brooke's Point Palawano alphabet and pronuciation

Notes

Download an alphabet chart for Palawano (Excel)

Ibalnan script Ibalnan

The Ibalnan script is a way to write Palawano languages based on the Tagbanwa script. It is an abugida or syllabic alphabet in which consonants have an inherent vowel (a). Other vowels are indicated by dots above or below the consonants. A ring above a consonants mutes the inherent vowel.

Ibalnan script

Sample text in Central Palawano

Tagnà ginona it Empò ì langit nà donyà. Nà pegkegona ye kediye it donyà, kara ngay kegonaan nà mekonàwas nga, nà medlem ngay at donom. Nà megpedlibilibo ì Nakem it Empò at menga danom. Nà moda leng it Empò, "Menyadi nè araynawag". Moda nominawag.

Tranlsation

In the beginning God created heaven and earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The spirit of God was hovering over the water. Then God said, "Let there be light!" So there was light.

Source: The Language Museum

Sample videos in Palawano

Links

Information about the Palawano language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palawano_language
https://tl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikang_Palauano
https://www.ethnologue.com/subgroups/palawanic<
https://news.abs-cbn.com/life/02/24/17/alpabeto-ng-mga-katutubong-palawan-nanganganib-nang-mabaon-sa-limot
https://www.reddit.com/r/Philippines/comments/btxcsa/one_of_the_most_interesting_things_about_palawan/

Philippine languages

Abellen, Aborlan Tagbanwa, Aklan, Arta, Balangao, Bantik, Bantoanon, Bikol, Binukid, Bolinao, Bontoc, Botolan, Buhid, Butuanon, Calmian Tagbanwa, Caluyanon, Capiznon, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Cebuano, Central Tagbanwa, Cuyonon, Dupaningan, Gaddang, Gorontalo, Hanuno'o, Hiligaynon, Ibaloi, Ibanag, Ifugao, Ilocano, Iraya, Isnag, Itawis, Kagayanen, Kalanguya, Kankanaey, Kapampangan, Kinaray-a, Manide, Maranao, Masbateño, Matigsalug, Palawano, Mongondow, Pangasinan, Romblomanon, Sambal, Sangirese, Tagalog, Tagabawà, Tausūg, Tboli, Tombulu, Tondano, Waray-Waray, Yogad

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Syllabic alphabets / abugidas

Ahom, Aima, Badaga, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin (Tagalog), Bengali, Bhaiksuki, Bhujimol, Bilang-bilang, Bima, Blackfoot, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Carrier, Chakma, Cham, Cree, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dham Lipi, Ditema, Dives Akuru, Dogra, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gunjala Gondi, Gupta, Gurmukhi, Hanifi, Hanuno'o, Ibalnan, Inuktitut, Javanese, Jenticha, Kaithi, Kadamba, Kannada, Kawi, Kerinci, Kharosthi, Khema, Khe Phri, Khmer, Khojki, Khudabadi, Kirat Rai, Kulitan, 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, Ranjana, Redjang, Sasak, Savara, Satera Jontal, Shan, Sharda, Siddham, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagbanwa, Takri, Tamil, Tanchangya (Ka-Pat), Tani, Thaana, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigalari (Tulu), Tikamuli, Tocharian, Tolong Siki, Vatteluttu, Warang Citi


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