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Cebuano, referred bi maist o its speakers as Bisaya or Binisaya (Scots/Inglis: Visayan), is an Austronesie leid spoken in the Philippines bi aboot 20 million fowk, maistly in Central Visayas, maist o whom alang tae the Bisaya ethnic group.

Cebuano
Sugbuanon
Bisaya, Sinugbuanon, Sinibuano, Binisayang Sugbuanon
Native tae Philippines
Region entire Central Visayas an Negros Oriental, some pairts o Eastren Visayas, northeastren pairts o Negros Occidental, soothren pairts o Masbate, maist pairts o Mindanao
Ethnicity Cebuano fowk
Native speakers
21 million (2007)[1]
2nt-maist-spoken leid in the Philippines, efter Tagalog[2]
Dialects
    • Staundart Cebuano (Cebu province dialect)
    • Urban Cebuano (Metro Cebu dialect)
    • Negrense Cebuano
    • Leyteño Cebuano (Kana)
    • Mindanao Cebuano
    • Davaoeño Cebuano
Latin (Cebuano alphabet)
Cebuano Braille
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Regional leid in the Philippines
Regulatit bi Visayan Academy o Airts an Letters
Leid codes
ISO 639-2 ceb
ISO 639-3 ceb
Glottolog cebu1242[3]
Distribution of cebuano language.png
Cebuano-speakin aurie in the Philippines
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ReferencesEedit

  1. Mikael Parkvall, "Världens 100 största språk 2007" (The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007), in Nationalencyklopedin
  2. Philippine Census, 2000. Table 11. Household Population by Ethnicity, Sex and Region: 2000
  3. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Cebuano". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.