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Your word against mine: How a rebel language and script of the Philippines was created, suppressed, recovered and contested

Kelly, Piers


When news of an uncontacted ‘lost tribe’ began emanating from the island of Bohol in the southern Philippines, visitors were fascinated by the group’s unique language and complex writing system, used today by some 500 people in limited domains. Though few have attempted to analyse the language, exotic theories of its origins are widely circulated by outsiders. According to speakers, however, Eskayan was created by the ancestor Pinay who used the human body as inspiration. For Pinay a language...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-12
Type: Journal article
Source: The Australian Journal of Anthropology 23.3 (2012): 357-378
DOI: 10.1111/taja.12005


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