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Cebuano language

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Bisaya, Sinugboanon
Native to Philippines
Region Central Visayas and Mindanao
Ethnicity Cebuano people
Native speakers 21 million  (2007)[1]
The second-most-spoken language in the Philippines.
Language family
Standard Cebuano (Cebu City dialect)
Leyteño (Kana)
Mindanao Cebuano (Bisaya)
Writing system Latin (Cebuano alphabet)
Official status
Official language in Regional language in the Philippines.
Regulated by Visayan Academy of Arts and Letters
Language codes
ISO 639-2 ceb
ISO 639-3 ceb
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.

Related pages


  1. Philippine Census, 2000. Table 11. Household Population by Ethnicity, Sex and Region: 2000