Definition of Cebuano

1. Noun. Language of the people of Cebu in the Philippines; its lexicon contributes to the official language of the Philippines.

Exact synonyms: Cebuan
Generic synonyms: Filipino, Philippine

Definition of Cebuano

1. Proper noun. Language spoken in the Philippines in and near the province of Cebu. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to the Cebuano language or to its speakers. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cebuano

Cazenave's vitiligo
Cds1 kinase
CePAK kinase
Cebu City
Cebu maguey
Cebuella pygmaea
Cebus capucinus
Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil Blount DeMille
Cecil Frank Powell
Cecil J. Rhodes
Cecil John Rhodes
Cecil Rhodes

Literary usage of Cebuano

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Philippine Islands: A Political, Geographical, Ethnographical, Social by John Foreman (1899)
"Their delay in returning caused alarm, so the General buckled on. his shield, and, with sword in hand, disembarked, accompanied by a cebuano servant and two ..."

2. Australasia by Alfred Russel Wallace, Augustus Henry Keane (1883)
"It thus appears that all are spoken almost exclusively in Luzon except these seven :—Bisayan, cebuano, ..."

3. Prehistoric Settlement of the Pacific by Ward Hunt Goodenough (1996)
"Examples include cebuano and Roviana, both of which reflect *-in- marker of ... cebuano and Roviana probably have been separated no longer than 5000 years; ..."

4. Beyond Price: Pearls and Pearl-fishing : Origins to the Age of Discoveries by Robin Arthur Donkin (1998)
"... 'precious gem with magical properties' in cebuano Visayan).42 Like-wise the word tor oyster shell in Dravidian Malayalam, Tulu, and Telugu (ippi, cippi, ..."

5. Some Notes on the Bibliography of the Philippines by Thomas Cooke Middleton (1900)
"Helpful, too, as much as the former Arte in philology is the Christian Doctrine translated into Visaya-cebuano by the Recoleto scholar and orator, ..."

6. Field Hearing on "Education at a Crossroads, What Works? What's Wasted edited by Peter Hoekstra (2000)
"... children In the ESL program with home languages of Spanish, Vietnamese, Bosnian, Lao, Muer, Thai Dahm, Cambodian, Hmong, Arabic, cebuano, Chinese. ..."

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