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  1. They speak an Austronesian language, and most are literate, using an Indic-derived script that they write on bamboo. The Hanun ó o were largely out of contact with schools and missions at least as late as the early 1950s.

    • Written Hanunó'o
    • Notable Features
    • Abugidas / Syllabic Alphabets

    Nowadays Hanunó'o is written mainly with a version of the Latin alphabet. There is also a Hanunó'o, which has been used since the 14th century AD and is thought to have developed from the Kawi script of Java, Bali and Sumatra. The Hanunó'o script is used to write love songs or ʼambāhan, and also for correspondence. About 70% of the Hanunó'o are abl...

    Type of writing system: Abugida / Syllabic Alphabetin which each consonant has an inherent vowel [a]. Other vowels are indicated by diacritics.
    Syllable final consonants are not written and readers have to use context to work out which final consonants are intended.
    Script family: Proto-Sinaitic, Phoenician, Aramaic, Brāhmī, Pallava, Kawi, Baybayin, Hanunó'o

    Ahom, Aima, Arleng, Badagu, Badlit, Basahan, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin, Bengali, Bhaiksuki, Bhujimol, Bilang-bilang, Bima, Blackfoot, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Carrier, Chakma, Cham, Cree, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dham Lipi, Dhankari / Sirmauri, Ditema, Dives Akuru, Dogra, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fox, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha,...

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  3. The Hanunoo speak the language of the same name, also spelled as Hanunó’o. Though modernization has forced the Hanunoos to learn English and Tagalog, they still retain proficiency in their own language and script. The Hanunoos’ writing system, called Surat Mangyan, is descended from the ancient Sanskrit alphabet.

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  5. Mar 16, 2011 · Hanunoo Color Categories. In an important paper published in Southwestern Journal of Anthropology in 1955, Harold Conklin presented a description of the color categorization system of Hanunoo, a Philippine language spoken in the southern part of the Mindoro island (see map below).

  6. Hanunóo. The 7,000 Hanunóo (Bulalakao, Hampangan, Hanono-o, Mangyan) live in an area of 800 square kilometers at the southern end of Mindoro Island (12°30′ N, 121°10′ E), in the Philippines. They speak an Austronesian language, and most are literate, using an Indic-derived script that they write on bamboo.

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