Mangyan Syllabic Script

Syllabic Script
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        The Mangyans of SOuthern Mindoro, Philippines, (also referred to as Hanunuo Mangyans),

are still practising a pre-Spanish syllbaic writing system that was in general use all over the Philippines

at the arrival of the Spaniards in the 16th century.

        The Mangyan script, together with the Northern-Buhid in Mindoro and the Palawan scripts,

have been declared by the National Museum as National Cultural Treasures on December 9, 1997.

        These scripts were officially inscribed in the "MEMORY OF THE WORLD" REGISTER of

UNESCO on October 6, 1999.