Origin Of The Name Bisaya Visayan ?

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The origin of the term “Visayan “ is unclear. Some sources say it refers to Shri Vijaya, the ancient island Southeast Asian empire to which the original Visayans supposedly belonged. Others consider the term a literal rendering of the Visayan sadya or the Tagalog saya, meaning happiness. The latter version appears to stem from the. 'List of Commonly Used Bisaya Words' was written by admin under the Bisaya-Cebuano category. It has been read 4507 times and generated 0 comments. The article was created on 10 September 2018 and updated on 10 September 2018. Visayan definition, one of a Malay people, the most numerous Indigenous people of the Philippines.

Noun[edit]

Bisayà

  1. Visayan(person)

Noun[edit]

Bisayà

  1. Visayan(dialect continuum)
  2. Cebuano(language)

Adjective[edit]

Bisayà

Usage notes[edit]

Origin Of The Name Bisaya Visayan Translator

In the sense of 'Visayan person', often denotes a person who is ethnically Cebuano in addition to the peoples of the Visayas in general. People who speak a Visayan language, but is not ethnically Visayan or from the Visayas region, such as the natives of Masbate or southern Sorsogon, do not consider themselves Visayan.

Hiligaynon/Ilonggo and Waray are also considered Visayans, and also call their respective languages 'Bisaya' in addition to autonyms, but they would prefer being called by their respective ethnonyms instead. In the regions in the Visayas where they are native to (Panay and Negros, and Samar and Leyte), 'Bisaya' usually denotes a Cebuano speaker.

Derived terms[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Some theories include either:

  • From MalaySri Vijaya(Sri Vijaya), from Sanskrit(śrī vijaya). During the 1950s to the 1960s, various authors have claimed that Bisaya is derived from Sri Vijaya, claiming the early settlers of Panay were either from Sri Vijaya or subjects of Sri Vijaya. However, linguist Eugene Verstraelen refutes these claims by pointing out that Vijaya would have been 'Bidaya' or 'Biraya'.
  • From Sanskritवैश्य(vaiśya) which would have been what Indian traders and/or pirates might have described the settlers of Panay.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /biˈsajɐʔ/

Noun[edit]

Bisaya

  1. Visayan(person)

Proper noun[edit]

Bisaya

  1. Cebuano(language)(see usage notes)
  2. A surname

Usage notes[edit]

Most speakers of the language, while speaking in Cebuano, would usually call the language as Bisaya or Binisaya. Some speakers refuse to call the language Cebuano since the language is also used in other parts of the Visayas and Mindanao. In Cebu, and in media, the language is called Sinugboanon. Cebuano, as a name of the language, is almost only used in English.

Furthermore, other similar languages under the Visayan language continuum refers their language also as Bisaya or Binisaya, but in most instances they call their own language in their exonym to avoid confusion.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bisaya on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin of the name bisaya visayan songsVisayan

From CebuanoBisaya, of uncertain origin.

Origin Of The Name Bisaya Visayan Translation

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Bi‧sa‧ya
  • IPA(key): /biˈsajaʔ/, [bɪˈsajɐʔ]

Noun[edit]

Bisayà(see usage notes)

  1. Visayan(person)
  2. Cebuano(person from Cebu)
  3. Cebuano(speaker of Cebuano)

Proper noun[edit]

Bisayà(see usage notes)

  1. Visayan(dialect continuum)
  2. Cebuano(language)

Origin Of The Name Bisaya Visayan Language

Adjective[edit]

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Usage notes[edit]

In the noun senses, Tagalog speakers most commonly use this term to denote an ethnic Cebuano, a Cebuano speaker, and the Cebuano language. Visayans (in the broader sense of natives of the Visayas), beside Cebuanos, such as Hiligaynon and Waray, also refer to their respective native languages as 'Bisaya', but their respective speakers often use the demonym 'Bisaya' to mean Cebuano instead of Visayans in general, thus, using 'Bisaya' in that broader sense (Cebuanos aside) is usually confusing and offensive.

Cebuano speakers outside of Cebu province generally use 'Bisaya' for the Cebuano varieties in Cebu, and the local varieties of Cebuano usually have their own names (e.g. Boholano, Kana).

Origin Of The Name Bisaya Visayan Songs

In Mindanao, there are also ethnic groups like the Surigaonon and Butuanon who speak a Visayan language beside Cebuano, Hiligaynon or Waray, but they would use 'Bisaya' to refer to a Cebuano or Hiligaynon speaker (and their respective languages as well); calling them or their native language 'Bisaya' instead of their respective local name is confusing and offensive. Nevertheless, 'Bisaya' is the preferred ethnonym for native Cebuano speakers in the northern coasts of Mindanao who do not necessarily descend from the Cebuanos of Cebu, and the Cebuano language, in turn, is called Binisaya.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Ethnologue entry for Bisaya, ceb
  • Ethnologue entry for Bisaya, hil
  • Ethnologue entry for Bisaya, war
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