The Kawi script originated in Java, and was used across much of Maritime Southeast Asia. It is hypothesized to be an ancestor of the Baybayin script. The presence of Kawi script in the Philippines is evidenced in the Laguna Copperplate Inscription, the earliest known written document found in the Philippines.
script appeared in one of the earliest Philippine language dictionaries ever published, the Vocabulario de Lengua Tagalaof 1613. Early Spanish accounts usually called the baybayin “Tagalog letters” or “Tagalog writing.” And, as mentioned earlier, the Visayans called it “Moro writing”
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Aug 22, 2018 · Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — When a House committee approved the “National Writing System Act”, which seeks to declare Baybayin as the country’s national writing system and aims to put the...
Jul 28, 1999 · More on Philippine Scripts. Literacy in Pre-Hispanic Philippines shows the state of literacy was when the Spaniards arrived. The Tagalog Script gives more details about the script. Our Living Scripts tells how some ethnic groups managed to retain their literacy in ancient Philippine scripts even to this day.
Jul 31, 2019 · With deliberate golden strokes, artist Taipan Lucero proudly brings an ancient script back to life, in the hope of promoting an endangered but contentious part of the Philippines' heritage.
Nov 24, 2010 · It is from the root baybáy meaning, “spell.” This name for the old Filipino script appeared in one of the earliest Philippine language dictionaries ever published, the Vocabulario de Lengua Tagala of 1613. Early Spanish accounts usually called the baybayin “Tagalog letters” or “Tagalog writing.”...
The literature of the Philippines before the advent of the Spaniards was predominantly a reflection of the indigenous culture and traditions of the land. The people of Manila and native groups within the Philippines used to write on bamboo and the arecaceae palm. They used knives for inscribing the ancient Tagalog script.
Jul 10, 2013 · Philippine linguistic writing – grammars and vocabularies – is extensive and exhaustive. There was a pre-Hispanic writing system in the Philippines, baybayin, but it was used for personal communication and not for recording literature or history. For this reason missionaries had to start from the beginning.
- So, How Did These Islands Come to Be called ‘The Philippines’?
- And, Who Was This Philip?
- Then, Why Is It called ‘The Philippines’ and Not ‘Las Islas Filipinas’?
It happened gradually and it began with the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer, in 1521. He was killed while attempting to convert a local ruler to Christianity. Magellan’s crew, mostly Spaniards, spread interest in the islands back in Spain. In 1543, before a permanent Spanish colony had been settled on the islands, explorer Ruy López de Villalobos presumptuously named the two islands of Leyte and Samar as Las Islas Filipinas(The Philipine Islands). Over the next 300 years, the Spanish would colonize the additional islands we now know as the Philippines. The entire archipelago would come to be known under this name.
“Philip” was Philip II (1527 – 1598) eventually to become the King of Spain. He was king for a while: 1554-1598. So, if you’re carefully following the dates, at the time that the Philippines was named, he wasn’t yet king. He was just the Prince of Asturias. When he was King, Spain reached the height of it’s power, but also mismanaged the Spanish Armada, an attempt to invade England and the beginning of English momentum over Spanish dominance.
After the Spanish declared war on the USA in 1898, over Cuba, the US took Manila from the Spanish and then later purchased the entire colony in the Treaty of Paris. After an unsuccessful insurgency by Filipino forces against the new American military government, the US controlled the Philippines until 1935, when the US passed an act to transition the Philippines to an independent Filipino government by 1945. War with Japan would delay the independence process, but independence did happen eventually, after the end of World War II. During the time of US rule, the islands became known as The Philippine Islands, an English version of the Spanish Las Islas Filipinas. Today, this beautiful island country is known as Republika ng Pilipinas in the native Tagalag language and the Philippinesin international meetings.