Cebuano voice-over production made simple
As an established Cebuano voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Cebuano Voice-Over Service and Cebuano Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Cebuano voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Cebuano voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Cebuano voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Cebuano voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Cebuano audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Cebuano voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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A short history of the Cebuano language
Cebuano (also known as Sugbuhanon) belongs to the western branch of the Austronesian (or Malayo-Polynesian) family of languages. It is a member of the Visayan (or Bisayan) language group, along with around 30 other languages. These, together with Tagalog and Bikol, are the principal languages of the Philippines.
Cebuano is the most widely spoken of the Visayan languages, and the second most widely used language in the Philippines (after Tagalog). The name is derived from the island of Cebu, home of the oldest city in the Philippines and an established trading hub long before the arrival of the Spanish in Manila in the 16th century.
The first written record of the Cebuano language was made in 1521, by the Italian explorer Antonio Pigafetta during the Megellan expedition. Read more
Which countries have Cebuano as a national language?
Cebuano is one of the regional languages of the Philippines. It is spoken in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, western Leyte, northern and western Mindanao, Negros Occidental, the Biliran Islands, the Camotes Islands, and parts of Samar.
How many people speak Cebuano as their first language?
Approximately a fifth of the population of the Philippines speaks Cebuano. Although it is the second most widely used language after Tagalog, it is the native language of more regions than Tagalog.
It is estimated that around 18 million people speak Cebuano as their first language, with a further 10 million speaking it as a second language.
Did you know…
- There are various Cebuano dialects, some of which are given different names. For example, someone living in Bohol may call the language Bol-anon, while someone in Leyte may refer to it as Kana.
- Other Visayan languages that are also well recognised and widely used are Hiligaynon (spoken in Cotabato and Western Visayas by around seven million people) and Waray-Waray (spoken in Eastern Visayas by around three million).
- Loanwords from Spanish include krus (cruz – cross) and brilyante (brillante – brilliant). Loanwords from English include brislit (bracelet), hayskul (high school), syapin (shopping) and prayd tsikin (fried chicken).
- In 1956 a group of Visayan poets, writers and journalists established a group called LUDABI (Lubas sa Dagang Binisaya) to preserve the Visayan languages, which have never had a strong literary tradition.
The Philippines economy
The Philippines, a newly industrialised country, has the 40th largest economy in the world. It is one of Asia’s fastest growing economies, and has been named as one of the Tiger Cub Economies (along with Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand – so-called because they are following in the export-driven footsteps of the original Four Asian Tigers of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan). Goldman Sachs has identified the Philippines as one of the N-11 (Next Eleven) economies, and estimates that it will be the 14th largest economy in the world by 2050.
Major exports include electronic products, transport equipment, clothing, copper products and petroleum products.