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Languages rendered by Alibata

The Philippine scripts were used to record a number of the native languages of the Philippines, most notably Tagalog and the various languages of the Visayan region. They were also used to render the languages of Pampangan, Pangasinan, and Ilocano. In the early part of the Spanish colonial period, it was also used to write Spanish. The Mangyan of Mindoro and the Tagbunawa of Palawan still use the script

Regions for which evidence of script usage was found and the languages known to have been spoken there

Purple regions denote areas where variants of the Philippine scripts are still used.
Green regions denote areas where the Philippine scripts have been supplanted by Roman letters

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