Alibata is an ancient writing system that was used in what is now the Philippines. Although it was all but extinguished by Western colonization, variants of it are still used in parts of Mindoro and Palawan, and it is also increasingly used by Filipino youth as a way to express their identity.
The information in these pages is based on a paper written on May 8, 1998 by Victor Ganata for Professor Gary Holland at the University of California at Berkeley. It was subsequently revised and rewritten as HTML on April 11, 1999. If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, or criticisms, please or leave a comment.
Table of Contents
Last revision: April 17, 2001
Second revision: January 22, 2001
First revision: March 04, 2000
Creation date: April 11, 1999
[ Table of Contents ] [ Origins of Alibata ]
[ Documents and Artifacts which use Alibata ] [ Languages rendered by Alibata ]
[ Features (Usage guide) ] [ Reasons for extinction ]
[ Attempts to revive and reform the writing system ]