Cebuano

Ang Gamay nga Prinsipe — in Cebuano.

Cebuano, often referred to simply as Bisaya or Visayan, is one of the major languages spoken in the Philippines. It is primarily spoken in the Visayas and Mindanao regions, making it one of the most widely spoken languages in the country. Cebuano is part of the Austronesian language family, specifically within the Bisayan subgroup of Philippine languages.

Cebuano has a significant number of native speakers, with tens of millions of people using it as their first language. It is one of the most spoken languages in the Philippines, alongside Tagalog (Filipino) and Ilocano. It is mainly spoken in the Visayas region, which includes the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and other nearby areas. It is also widely spoken in Mindanao and parts of Palawan. Due to the movement of people within the Philippines, Cebuano-speaking communities can be found throughout the archipelago.

Cebuano is typically written using the Latin script, with a few additional characters to represent specific sounds in the language. The orthography is relatively standardised, making it accessible for reading and writing.