Cebuano is an Austronesian language spoken by about 18 million people in the Philippines, particularly in Cebu, Negros, Bohol, Visayas and parts of Mindanao. It is also spoken in the USA. The language is also known as Sebuano or Sugbuhanon.
Cebuano started to appear in writing during the early part of 18th century under influence from Spanish missionaries. As a result of Spanish influence, Cebuano contains many words of Spanish origin.