Newbie question


I am very new to this language.... I'm trying to understand the difference in some of the dialects that would be used in Northern Mindanao/Iligan region. So I know there is Tagalog, then Bisayan is a dialect? How does Cebuano fit in to this?

What is a person living in the Northern Mindanao area likely to speak?


The Answer

Bisaya commonly refers to all people in the Visayas Islands but the Visayan migrants of Nothern Mindanao speak a dialect called Sinugbuanon Mindanaoan which is based on Cebuano o Sugbuanon. Sinugbuanon o Sugbuanon is the mother tongue for the people of Cebu, Bohol, Samar, Leyte, Negros Occ,  Siquijor, Camiguin, and most the provinces of Mindanao.