Bisayan languages

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The Bisayan languages or the Visayan languages are a subgroup of the Austronesian languages spoken in the Philippines.wikipedia
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Tagalog language

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They are most closely related to Tagalog and the Bikol languages, all of which are part of the Central Philippine languages.
It is related to other Philippine languages, such as the Bikol languages, Ilocano, the Visayan languages, Kapampangan, and Pangasinan, and more distantly to other Austronesian languages, such as the Formosan languages of Taiwan, Malay (Malaysian and Indonesian), Hawaiian, Māori, and Malagasy.

Bikol languages

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They are most closely related to Tagalog and the Bikol languages, all of which are part of the Central Philippine languages.
There is a dialect continuum between the Visayan languages and the Bikol languages; the two together are called the Bisakol languages.

Hiligaynon language

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Two other well-known and widespread Bisayan languages are Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), spoken by 10 million in most of Western Visayas and SOCCSKSARGEN; and Waray-Waray, spoken by 3 million in Eastern Visayas.
It is the second-most widely spoken language and belongs to the Bisayan languages, and is more distantly related to other Philippine languages.

Visayans

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To speakers of Cuyonon, Surigaonon, Butuanon and Tausug, the term Visayan usually refers to either Cebuano or Hiligaynon.
Visayans (Visayan: Mga Bisaya; ) (or Visayan people), are a Philippine ethnolinguistic group native to the whole Visayas, the southernmost islands of Luzon and most parts of Mindanao.

Central Philippine languages

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They are most closely related to Tagalog and the Bikol languages, all of which are part of the Central Philippine languages.

Bicol Region

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Most Bisayan languages are spoken in the whole Visayas section of the country, but they are also spoken in the southern part of the Bicol Region (particularly in Masbate), islands south of Luzon, such as those that make up Romblon, most of the areas of Mindanao and the province of Sulu located southwest of Mindanao.
The people of the Bicol Region, called Bicolanos, speak any of the several languages of the Bikol language family, called Bikol macrolanguages, an Austronesian languages closely grouped under the Central Philippine languages family such as the Visayan languages and Tagalog.

Waray language

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Two other well-known and widespread Bisayan languages are Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), spoken by 10 million in most of Western Visayas and SOCCSKSARGEN; and Waray-Waray, spoken by 3 million in Eastern Visayas. Notably, Baybayanon and Porohanon have Warayan substrata, indicating a more widespread distribution of Waray before Cebuano speakers started to expand considerably starting from the mid-1800s.
It is the third most spoken language among the Bisayan languages, only behind Cebuano and Hiligaynon.

Central Visayas

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The Bisayan language with the most speakers is Cebuano, spoken by 20 million people as a native language in Central Visayas, parts of Eastern Visayas, and most of Mindanao.
The region is dominated by the native speakers of four Visayan languages: Cebuano, Bantayanon, Boholano, and Porohanon.

Cuyonon language

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To speakers of Cuyonon, Surigaonon, Butuanon and Tausug, the term Visayan usually refers to either Cebuano or Hiligaynon.
Cuyonon is a regional Bisayan language spoken on the coast of Palawan, and the Cuyo Islands in the Philippines.

Western Visayas

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Two other well-known and widespread Bisayan languages are Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), spoken by 10 million in most of Western Visayas and SOCCSKSARGEN; and Waray-Waray, spoken by 3 million in Eastern Visayas.
The region is dominated by the native speakers of four Visayan languages: Kinaray-a, Hiligaynon, Aklanon and Capiznon.

Porohanon language

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Notably, Baybayanon and Porohanon have Warayan substrata, indicating a more widespread distribution of Waray before Cebuano speakers started to expand considerably starting from the mid-1800s.
Porohanon is a regional Bisayan language spoken in the Camotes Islands in the province of Cebu in the Philippines.

Romblon

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Most Bisayan languages are spoken in the whole Visayas section of the country, but they are also spoken in the southern part of the Bicol Region (particularly in Masbate), islands south of Luzon, such as those that make up Romblon, most of the areas of Mindanao and the province of Sulu located southwest of Mindanao. Also, in the Visayas section, the province of Romblon has the most linguistic diversity, as languages from three primary Bisayan branches are spoken there aside from the indigenous Romblomanon and Banton.
The Philippine language group has three main branches: Northern, Southern and Central, the latter of which is composed of the Visayan, Bikol and Tagalog languages.

Masbate

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Most Bisayan languages are spoken in the whole Visayas section of the country, but they are also spoken in the southern part of the Bicol Region (particularly in Masbate), islands south of Luzon, such as those that make up Romblon, most of the areas of Mindanao and the province of Sulu located southwest of Mindanao.
There are three Visayan languages and one from Luzon, spoken in the province.

Romblomanon language

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Also, in the Visayas section, the province of Romblon has the most linguistic diversity, as languages from three primary Bisayan branches are spoken there aside from the indigenous Romblomanon and Banton.
It is a part of the Bisayan language family and is closely related to other Philippine languages.

Capiznon language

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It is a member of the Bisayan language family and the people are part of the wider Visayan ethnolinguistic group, who constitute the largest Filipino ethnolinguistic group.

Butuanon language

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To speakers of Cuyonon, Surigaonon, Butuanon and Tausug, the term Visayan usually refers to either Cebuano or Hiligaynon.
It is a part of the Bisayan language family and is closely related to other Philippine languages.

Bantayanon language

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It is a part of the Bisayan language family and is closely related to Hiligaynon.

Aklanon language

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Aklanon (Akeanon), also known as Aklan, is a regional Bisayan language spoken in the province of Aklan on the island of Panay in the Philippines.

Magahat language

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Magahat and Karolanos, both spoken in Negros, are unclassified within Bisayan.
Lobel (2013) suggests that it is a Bisayan language.

Cebuano language

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The Bisayan language with the most speakers is Cebuano, spoken by 20 million people as a native language in Central Visayas, parts of Eastern Visayas, and most of Mindanao.
The Cebuano language, also often referred to informally by most of its speakers simply as Bisaya (English translation: "Visayan", not to be confused with other Visayan languages), is an Austronesian language spoken in the southern Philippines, namely in Central Visayas, western parts of Eastern Visayas and on majority of Mindanao.

Sulu

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Most Bisayan languages are spoken in the whole Visayas section of the country, but they are also spoken in the southern part of the Bicol Region (particularly in Masbate), islands south of Luzon, such as those that make up Romblon, most of the areas of Mindanao and the province of Sulu located southwest of Mindanao.
The rest of Muslims speak Cebuano because of the mass influx of Cebuano settlers to Mindanao, especially with the Tau Sūg since Tausug is a Visayan language.

Onhan language

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Onhan is a regional Western Bisayan language spoken, along with the Romblomanon and Asi languages, in the province of Romblon, Philippines.

Banton, Romblon

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It is a town of about 5,000 people majority of which speak the Bantoanon language, one of the five primary branches of the Bisayan languages.

Bantoanon language

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Also, in the Visayas section, the province of Romblon has the most linguistic diversity, as languages from three primary Bisayan branches are spoken there aside from the indigenous Romblomanon and Banton.
The Bantoanon language (Asi language) is a regional Bisayan language spoken, along with Romblomanon and Onhan, in the province of Romblon, Philippines.

Ratagnon language

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It is a part of the Bisayan language family and is closely related to other Philippine languages.