These four terms have been used extensively, yet some students have not really understood how they differ from others. Many have asked me whether or not Cebuano is similar to Binisaya gold Visaya spoken in Cagayan de Oro and the rest of Mindanao. Also, some of my clients in the translation industry ask me from time to time if Cebuano Y Visaya they are one and the same language.
Visaya refers to the people of Visayas and the non-Muslim population of Mindanao. We have the Lumads of Mindanao, of course, with their own languages such as Manobos, Bagobos, Bukidnons, among others but most of them speak Bisaya. Yes, Visaya it can also refer to the spoken language. Like the Filipinos, the people; and Filipino, the language.
Secondly, Binisaya it is literally “in Visaya” as “Tinagalog“(” in Tagalog “) or”Iningles“(” in English “). This can also refer to the language. For example,” Unsay binisaya niana“(That [the term for] what in Visaya). When we put a verbal affix like “magbinisaya kita“then we have” let’s talk Bisaya “. Magbinisaya Kita Serie.
Cebuano It is the language of the people of Cebu. It is also known as Sugbuhanon gold Sinugbuhanon. It is Visaya. In fact, this is how Visaya is known all over the world and even in the academy that codes it as Sebwano. However, the people of Mindanao avoid calling their language Cebuano they consider the language of the Cebu people. They call it Visaya gold Binisaya instead of. So I usually use both terms interchangeably.
VisayaHowever, it should not be confused with Visaya, which is a subgroup of Filipino languages that includes Cebuano / Bisaya, Hiligaynon, Waray, Aklanon, Kinaray-aetc.