Cebuano-English Dictionary

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About this app

This Cebuano-English Dictionary app contains the full text of "A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan", edited by John U Wolff and first published in 1972. This dictionary is still one of the best dictionaries made for Cebuano.

Cebuano, also known as Visayan, Bisayan, or locally as Binisaya, is spoken in the provinces of Cebu, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Bohol, and Leyte, in the Visayas region in the Central Philippines, as well as on the island of Mindanao in the Southern Philippines. Cebuano is related to, but distinguished from Hiligaynon (or Ilonggo) and Waray-Waray, languages which are also sometimes called "Visayan".

The content of this dictionary is based on original research between 1966 and 1972, in which the editor and his team collected samples of actual written and spoken Cebuano to use in this dictionary. Besides providing English definitions, it provides sample sentences for many words, all taken from daily usage.

When using this dictionary, please keep in mind that the spelling of words used is different from the normal spelling used in the Philippines. In line with the editor's focus on the language as spoken, the dictionary uses a phonetic transcription that uses only three vowels, "a", "i", and "u". The "o" and "e" are not used. The search interface has been adjusted, such that words spelled in the normal way will still be found, for example, if you search for "unom", six as it normally written, the dictionary will return unum, following the phonetic spelling used in Wolff's dictionary.

The app provides a fast searchable interface, structured formatting of entries, and allows reverse look-ups to a limited extend. It can be used off-line, as all dictionary data is stored on our device.

Since all dictionary data is part of the app, the app functions off-line, and does not require (or even use) internet access. It will not send any information back to me. My privacy policy is simple: I do not collect any information (except that which is collected by Google itself in Google Play, and that information I will only use to get some impression of how many people use the app and to resolve possible technical issues.)
Updated on
Nov 25, 2019

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4.0
285 reviews
Bon Torentera
July 3, 2022
Excellent Cebuano Dictionary! Well-researched, and I love reading the sentence examples. I just hope that you consider updating it to allow users to bookmark words.
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Beblts Miranda
January 10, 2021
My best choice for cebuano english offline dictionary. You'd get what you wanted here. With plenty of visayan and english sample sentences you'd really learn using this app. No updates needed. Developers continued management to uphold this app forever here are very impt.to subscribers.
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Christian Abarca
September 14, 2022
This app captures Cebuano terms and usage like no other, thoroughly researched and sincerely compiled, it makes me appreciate my mother tongue even more.
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What's new

Updated code for recent versions on Android; made several small fixes to the dictionary data and added a night mode.