HiCSE - Hiligaynon/Cebuano Stemmer

Cebuano is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20,000,000 people. It is the most widely spoken member of the Visayan languages. Its name comes from the island of Cebu. Cebuano is given the ISO 639-2 three letter code ceb, but has no ISO 639-1 two-letter code.

Cebuano is spoken in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, western parts of Leyte, some parts of Samar, Negros Occidental, Palawan, Biliran islands, southern region of Masbate island and some parts of Mindanao. It is also spoken by other ethnic groups in other parts of the country. Some dialects of Cebuano have different names to the language. Ethnic groups from Bohol may refer to Cebuano as Bol-anon while Cebuano speakers in Leyte may call their dialect Kana. Speakers in Mindanao and Metro Manila refer to the language simply as Bisaya.