The Lannang Archives (formerly, The Chinoy Archives) is a nonprofit organization created to conserve Lannang heritage, with particular emphasis on languages. TLA comprises professionals and scholars who are interested in language and cultural hybridity and documentation (e.g. preservation, revitalization) from a Lannang perspective. It is committed to working with local communities as well as local and international organizations that uphold its advocacy. It does this by facilitating seminars, workshops, and training programs in collaboration with these organizations.


To conserve Lannang heritage, particularly languages, across the Philippines to empower Lannang-heritage communities and greater Philippine society.

Facets of our mission

1. Awareness and relevance

To increase the awareness of the emotive and cultural significance and relevance of Lannang languages and varieties within and beyond the Lannang communities, and consequently, spotlighting the Lannang heritage and identity.


2. Attention

To highlight Lannang languages and other Sino-Philippine varieties to linguists, scholars, and enthusiasts as varieties worthy of scholarly investigation at par with other Philippine languages. 


3. Understanding

To foster accurate beliefs and values about the Lannangs as well as the languages and varieties they speak among all Filipinos; to foster understanding of the need to protect the shared history between Lannangs and the Filipinos.


4. Development

To increase the rate at which Sino-Philippine, particularly Lannang, languages, varieties, and phenomena can be enhanced and developed such that it can be used in the full range of modern activities in and beyond the Lannang communities.  


Individuals with or without Lannang heritage using, developing, and/or actively investigating Lannang varieties and languages.

Phase 1: Awareness

  • The Lannangs gain an awareness of the existence, distinctiveness, and diversity of varieties in their communities.

  • Non-Lannangs become aware of the existence of Lannangs.

Phase 2: Appreciation

  • The stigma attached to the Lannang varieties and languages, if any, are lessened within the community. Lannangs may or may not actively advocate these but still do not use them.

  • Non-Lannangs acknowledge the value of Lannang (heritage) languages in society.

Phase 3: Acceptance

  • Lannangs positively accept the existence, distinctiveness, and diversity of Lannang varieties. They use them increasingly.

  • Non-Lannangs regard Lannang (heritage) languages as part of the greater Philippine cultural fabric.

Phase 4: Application

  • The robust use of the Lannang varieties expand beyond the home. The language is passed on to future generations.

  • Non-Lannangs attempt to learn Lannang varieties and languages.


2018, February 4

Chinese Filipino Language Documentation Initiative

2018, November 12

The Chinoy Scribe

2019, April 13

The Chinoy Archives

2019, December 19

The Chinoy Archives for Sino-Philippine Languages and Linguistics

2020, June 3

The Lannang Archives


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