Baybayin characters etched on a glass window at the National Museum in Manila. The pre-colonial script is undergoing a revival of sorts, and an enthusiast’s card game is helping spread the word about it. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP

Card game celebrates pre-colonial Filipino script baybayin, and creator hopes to help inspire its revival

  • The Tagalog script baybayin fell out of use after Filipinos were made to adopt Spanish under colonial rule, but scholars are pushing to resurrect it
  • A young artist has created a card game to teach baybayin, and is delighted to see it becoming a vehicle to bolster national pride
Topic |   The Philippines

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Baybayin characters etched on a glass window at the National Museum in Manila. The pre-colonial script is undergoing a revival of sorts, and an enthusiast’s card game is helping spread the word about it. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP
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