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Cebuano (Sinugbuanon)

Cebuano (Sinugbuanon, "language of the Cebuanos") is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20,000,000 people (according to Ethnologue). It is a member of the Visayan languages, and is thus also commonly referred to as Visayan (Cebuano: Binisaya, "language of the Visayans"). The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, the site of the second-largest metropolitan area in the country.

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To find foods and foods and food-related items in in the Philippines you may search by any of the following terms:
Asia Asian Binisaya Bisaya Cebu Cebuana Cebuano East Eastern Filipino Phillipines Phillippines Philippines Sinugbuanon South Southern Sugbuanon Visayan

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in the Philippines may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'Filipino''.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of carrot, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Cebuano carrot'' and then click on 'Translate from English'.

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches, such as 'Filipino' or 'Philippines' should result in a successful search.

Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.

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