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Cebuano Wikipedia[edit]

Cebuano Wikipedia – (Wikipedya sa Sinugboanon)



Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
    • Yes, the Philippine Wikipedia community in the English, Tagalog, and Waray-Waray Wikipedias do have contact as some editors on these Wikipedias also contribute on the Cebuano Wikipedia (the administrator of the Waray-Waray Wikipedia contributed heavily in our Wikipedia). We also keep contact with the other Philippine-language Wikipedias (Bikol, Ilokano, Chavacano, etc.). We also keep in touch with contributors from the Spanish and French Wikipedias. Jordz 17:34, 20 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
    • Many newly-written articles are translations of the English counterparts, and some are from the Tagalog and Waray-Waray Wikipedias . We also have original articles written in Cebuano. Some contributors translate from the French, Japanese and Spanish Wikipedias. Jordz 17:34, 20 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
    • The Cebuano Wikipedia, in addition to all other Philippine-language Wikipedias (present and future), will be covered under Wikimedia Philippines (WMPH), the first Wikimedia chapter in Southeast Asia to be conceived (to the best of my knowledge) and the second to ever come into fruition, after Wikimedia Indonesia. Although English is the official working language of WMPH, documents and correspondence of the organization are translated into Cebuano. --Sky Harbor 13:48, 5 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?

Your Wikipedia and the linguistic community[edit]


  • Does your edition concentrate on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
    • We aim to cover all encyclopedic content, focusing on articles most needed by the Cebuano/Visayan user. Presently, the content of the Cebuano Wikipedia are mostly about places in France, specifically the communes of France. After these our content are broad and varied. Notable content are those dealing with the localities of the Philippines, Christianity, geography, history and food. We have good articles on Cebuano/Visayan culture such as Cebuano writers and artists. Jordz 18:27, 20 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
    • There are two major dialects of Cebuano, the dialect spoken generally in the Visayas and the one in Mindanao. We respect and accept these. The dialectal differences are mostly minor, however in cases where the divergence is significant, we follow the most often used form historically; checking it with the form in the print, media and the Internet. Concerning spelling, as mentioned, we have our manual of style. Jordz 19:02, 20 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]


  1. http://wika.pbworks.com/Misyon%20at%20Bisyon
  2. Visayan Academy of Arts and Letters. 2009. Publisher's note. English–Visayan Cebuano Dictionary. Sun.Star Cebu.