Frequent question: What is the first Filipino alphabet before the Spaniards introduced the Roman alphabet?

This alphabet was called the Abecedario, the original alphabet of the Catholicized Filipinos, which variously had either 28, 29, 31, or 32 letters.

What is the alphabet of the Filipino before the arrival of the Spaniards?

Before the Spanish arrived in the Philippines in the 16th century, the people of the islands used a writing script called baybayin. It was the Spaniards who introduced Western letters to the Philippines.

What replaced the first Filipino alphabet?

The 1987 Constitution replaced the abakada (which was based on the Tagalog regional language) with the Filipino alphabet, one that is more inclusive of other native Philippine languages and whose orthography makes it simpler and easier to add borrowed words from English, Spanish, and other foreign languages.

What is I love you in baybayin?

Mahal Kita (ᜋᜑᜎ᜔ ᜃᜒᜆ) – ‘I love you’ written in Baybayin.

What is the 28 Filipino alphabet?

The modern Filipino alphabet is made up of 28 letters, which includes the entire 26-letter set of the ISO basic Latin alphabet, the Spanish Ñ and the Ng digraph of Tagalog.


Words Language Meaning
chingching Ibaloy wall
alifuffug Itawes whirlwind
safot Ibaloy spiderweb
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