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Indian-abakada (अबकद)

The Indian-abakada is a way to write Tagalog with the Devanagari alphabet devised by กฤตธัช แก้วฟุ้ง (Krittathat Kaeofung) to show it is possible to write Tagalog with other scripts. It works in a similar way to Baybayin, one of the scripts used for Tagalog.

Notable features

Indian-abakada script

This chart shows the Devanagari letters, their Baybayin and Latin equivalents, and their pronunciation in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

Indian-abakada script

Download a script chart for Indian-abakada (Excel)

Sample text

Sample text in Tagalog in the Indian-abakada script

Transliteration (Baybayin script)

ᜀᜅ᜔ ᜎᜑᜆ᜔ ᜅ᜔ ᜆᜂᜌ᜔ ᜁᜐᜒᜈᜒᜎᜅ᜔ ᜈ ᜋᜎᜌ ᜀᜆ᜔ ᜉᜈ᜔ᜆᜌ᜔ᜉᜈ᜔ᜆᜌ᜔ ᜐ ᜃᜇᜅᜎᜈ᜔ ᜀᜆ᜔ ᜋ᜔ᜄ ᜃᜇᜉᜆᜈ᜔ ᜐᜒᜎᜌ᜔ ᜉᜒᜈᜄ᜔ᜃᜎᜓᜊᜈ᜔ ᜅ᜔ ᜃᜆ᜔ᜏᜒᜇᜈ᜔ ᜀᜆ᜔ ᜊᜓᜇ᜔ᜑᜒ ᜀᜆ᜔ ᜇᜉᜆ᜔ ᜋᜄ᜔ᜉᜎᜄᜌᜈ᜔ ᜀᜅ᜔ ᜁᜐᜆ᜔ ᜁᜐ ᜐ ᜇᜒᜏ ᜅ᜔ ᜉᜄ᜔ᜃᜃᜉᜆᜒᜇᜈ᜔

Transliteration (Latin alphabet)

Ang lahat ng tao'y isinilang na malaya at pantay-pantay sa karangalan at mga karapatan. Sila'y pinagkalooban ng katwiran at budhi at dapat magpalagayan ang isa't isa sa diwa ng pagkakapatiran.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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Information about the Devanagari script

Brahmic scripts adapated for Tagalog by กฤตธัช แก้วฟุ้ง (PDF)

Other adapted scripts | Other constructed scripts


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