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Cebuano language

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Bisaya, Sinugboanon
Native toPhilippines
RegionCentral Visayas and Mindanao
EthnicityCebuano people
Native speakers21 million  (2007)[1]
The second-most-spoken language in the Philippines.
Language family
Standard Cebuano (Cebu City dialect)
Leyteño (Kana)
Mindanao Cebuano (Bisaya)
Writing systemLatin (Cebuano alphabet)
Official status
Official language inRegional language in the Philippines.
Regulated byVisayan Academy of Arts and Letters
Language codes
ISO 639-2ceb
ISO 639-3ceb
Distribution of cebuano language.png
Cebuano-speaking area in the Philippines

Cebuano is a type of language spoken in the Philippines. About 20,000,000 people speak this language. Cebuano is a member of the Visayan language family.

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  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007