Cebuano

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Binisaya, Bisayan, Sebuano, Sugbuanon, Sugbuhanon, Visayan
Population

15,800,000 in Philippines (2000 census). Includes Cebuano and Binisaya. Population total all countries: 15,810,000.

Location

Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Biliran, and south Masbate provinces; parts of Mindanao. Also in United States.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication). Statutory language of provincial identity in Cebu Province, 4 other areas (1991, ACFLC Section 3(f), may not be subject to population threshold).

Dialects

Boholano, Cebu, Leyte, Mindanao Visayan. Boholano sometimes considered a separate language.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1917–1981.
Writing
Braille script. Latin script, primary usage.
Other Comments

Christian.