Wondering if there are any original documents in text format (i.e. "etexts") for any of the Southeast Asian or Polynesian mythology, folklore, or just general documents written in their native language (that are also copyright free or permissive like creative commons license or similar). Some of the languages that these could be in which I'm not sure is:

  • Tagalog
  • Telugu
  • Tamil
  • Malay
  • Burmese
  • Hawaiian
  • Maori
  • Japanese (I'm just including anyways).
  • Thai
  • Indonesian
  • Javanese
  • Rongorongo

Taking a look at something like Tagalog literature brings me to a sort of Tagalog script such as this, but it is a bit messed up and in romanized Tagalog rather than Tagalog script. I am looking for the original scripts instead of romanized versions. Project Gutenberg doesn't have any in Tagalog script, for example, as far as I can tell.

  • Here are some Tamil ones. Here are some Japanese. Both free and open source. All that's remaining is Burmese, Thai, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Maori, and Tagalog. For Hawaii I found this but it is not open source (and I can't find the actual documents but it doesn't matter). Here is a Thai epic, but not in text format. – Lance Pollard Oct 24 '18 at 4:41
  • Here is some Thai stuff (wikisource), but I am having a hard time navigating, trying to find something like an Epic like Thao Hung or Thao Chueang (ท้าวฮุ่งท้าวเจือง). – Lance Pollard Oct 24 '18 at 4:51
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    You left out Rongorongo – Spencer Oct 24 '18 at 15:37
  • Do you read japanese??? Because the site you gave is just a couple of modern ebooks in japanese. Didn't browsed eveything, but I saw no track of the Kijocki or the Nihon shoki or the Kogoshui. Not to mention 著作権存続 = With copyrigth – Gibet Oct 26 '18 at 7:15
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    Oh on the site you gave, first ebbok: アーヴィング ワシントン, I think it is Washington Irvine (Arbain Washinton), アインシュタイン アルベルト It is I tink Albert Einstein (Ainshutain, Aruberuto), not the pillars of the Japanese culture XD – Gibet Oct 26 '18 at 7:36

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