Cebuano OCR

Cebuano Language

The Cebuano language is a major language of the Philippines, spoken by about 25 million people as a first or second language. It is known simply as Bisaya in the Philippines, where it is an official language. In English, the word Cebuano is the adjective form of Cebu (the largest city in the Visayas region), and it comes from the very early Spanish word cibao. However, there are many different dialects of Cebuano. Even in Cebu City itself a number of dialects exist.