"Alibata" Philippines Travelogue by birgitte

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Alibata Characters

If you're interested in how to write your name in Alibata, read on. Alibata was the alphabet used by the early Filipinos prior to the Spanish colonization of the Philippines. I was very proud to learn that early settlers or inhabitants in my county were not as ignorant as they were first portrayed. They had culture, trading and even had a working written language.

How to use Alibata

Got this from DOST exhibition center. Took photos and I'm so very glad I was able to file this.

Try your hand at deciphering this in Alibata

Ah.. no peeking at the next picture, it contains the answer.

The English translation of this is:

Aling pag-ibig pa ang hihigit kaya sa pagkadalisay at pagkadakila

What love can be greater in purity and nobility...

Gaya ng pag-ibig sa tinubuang lupa. Aling pag-ibig pa? Wala na nga, wala.

Than the love for the land of thy birth. What love....? There is none, none.

Request for translation of Pamilya (family)

Please double check before you get the tattoo.

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