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Mangyan Bamboo Collection from Mindoro, Philippines, circa 1900-1939, at the Library of Congress

List of Bamboo Items in the Collection

Rare Materials Notice: All of the materials covered in this guide are part of the Southeast Asian rare book collection. Physical items described in this guide are only accessible in the Asian Reading Room by advance appointment. To schedule an appointment, please contact our reference staff via the Ask-a-Librarian service.

Please note that the Asian Division's Mangyan bamboo collection from Mindoro, Philippines, circa 1900 to 1939 has been digitized and is freely accessible online. For fuller bibliographic information about the collection, view the collection record in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.

Please see the table below, which lists sources of transliterations and translations of the Mangyan bamboo collection items in the Library’s digital presentation of the collection. To see images of sources of transliterations and translations that have been digitized, please click on the links provided. Titles listed are linked to the catalog records of individual items in the collection. To see the digital presentation of each item, click on the link which appears just above the "LCCN permalink" in the catalog record.

 

Item Number Title Author Source (s) of transliterations and translations in digital presentation
A1 We make a complaint of slander Sikadan, Chief of Pokanin and Pangalkagan

Fletcher Gardner, “Three Contemporary Incised Bamboo Manuscripts from Hampangan Mangyan, Mindoro, P. I.,” Journal of the American Oriental Society, Dec., 1939, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 496-502.

 

A typed two-page document of English translations of 6 bamboo cylinders (Set 3) and Item A1 signed by Fletcher Gardner: page 2

1 My perfume is the lemon bloom Kabal

Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan AxisVol. 2, p. 43, no. 112 

2 The bidlawan bird orders this not done Kabal

Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 43, no. 114

3 My cardamom herb Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis , Vol. 2, p. 43, no. 113
4 Going away in anticipation Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 43, no.115
5 The bidlawan bird goes away without apology Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 44, no. 116
6 When I leave my house Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 44, no. 119
7 Though we know not where they be Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 44, no. 117
8 There is writing on the bamboo Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 44, no. 120
9 My damagan fish Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 45, no. 122
10 Almost without ending, everything is displeasing Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 45, no. 125
11 My bird, the bidlawan, if he does not wish to be dizzy Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 44, no. 121
12 I think if he takes things in passing Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 44, no. 118
13 My bidlawan bird, if like this it rains Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 45, no. 123
14 Where we go Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p.45, no. 126
15 There is our home Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 47, no. 128
16 Seen or unseen Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 47, no. 131
17 Thinking already of resources Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 47, no. 132
18 My anxious heart Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 47, no. 133
19 Young man: perhaps I shall be lulled to sleep Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 46, no. 127
20 If truth be in the house Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 47, no. 129
21 The tigbaya bird lays very long eggs Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 47, no. 130
22 Perhaps I shall be given to eat Kabal Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 45, no. 124

 

Item Number Title Author Source(s) of transliterations and translations in digital presentation
1 Nanganak Ti Mangyan Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 1, p. 28
2 Magaraw Pag-anak Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 2, p. 29
3 Pag-alaga Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 3, p. 30
4 Pagadal Sa Surat Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 4, p. 31
5 Akan-akan Diit Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 5, p. 32
6 Laon Pagkan-akan Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 6, p. 33
7 Daraga Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 7, p. 34
8 Panglayisan Lang Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 8, p. 35
9 Magkaraibgan Ye Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 9, p. 36
10 Para Asawanan Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 10, p. 37
11 Magkagalit kay Asawa Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 11, p. 38
12 Magtanggi ti Lalaki Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 12, p. 39
13 Magtanum Maiz Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 13, p. 40
14 Magtanum Paray Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 14, p. 41
15 Magtanúm Kamote Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 15, p. 42
16 Magtanúm Gabe Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 16, p. 43
17 Magtanúm Labasa Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 17, p. 44
18 Magtanum ubi Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 18, p.45
19 Magtanum Tabako Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 19, p. 46
20 Magtanúm kadies Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 20, p. 47
21 Magtanúm lumabóng Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 21, p. 48
22 Magtanum langka Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 22, p. 49
23 Magtanum kakaw Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 23, p. 50
24 Magtanum tubo Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 24, p. 51
25 Magalaga manók Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 25, p. 52
26 Magalaga baboy Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 26, p. 53
27 Magalaga Ido Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 27, p. 54
28 Palakaw lakaw kami Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 28, p. 55
29 Ti paray Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 29, p. 56
30 Ti kuarta Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 30, p. 57
31 Punsion sa namatay Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 31, p. 58
32 Balay Eskuelahan Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 32, p. 59
33 Dayo magbool buhok Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 33, p. 60
34 Dayo pabunyág Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 34, p. 61
35 Dayo magbohis Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 35, p. 62
36 Pasay tanman Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 36, p. 63
37 Unman may irisgan Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 37, p. 64
38 Uminum Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 38, p. 65
39 May katungkulan Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 39, p. 66
40 Unman magasawa ti Mangyan sa damoong Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 40, p. 67
41 Ti kalase Mangyan Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 41, p. 68
42 Mananakao Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 42, p. 69
43 Talon baboy ti iba Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 43, p. 70
44 Ramo hangan sakayan Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 44. p. 71
45 Magdayek kayo Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 45, p. 72
46 Pamlay talon manok Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 46, p. 73
47 Ti anak Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 47, p. 74
48 Dayo sa dayangan Luyon Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 1, no. 48, p. 75

 

Item Number Title Author Source(s) of transliterations and translations in digital presentation
1 This is my direction Balik Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 58, appendix. no. 172
2 Those things which you have asked of me Balik Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 60, Appendix. No. 175
3 Nakan sayon di sandan na bubay Balik Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 60, Appendix. No. 176
4 Si intik si intik kayno Balik Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 59, Appendix. No. 173
5 Kung akoy lang si bagakay akoy Balik Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 59, Appendix. No. 174
6 Among us the dead are buried Balik Indic Writings of the Mindoro Palawan Axis, Vol. 2, p. 61, Appendix. No. 171