Cebuano Script Cebuano Script (Suwat Sinugbu)

The Cebuano Script (Suwat Sinugbu in Cebuano) was created by John Clement Husain and Mares Barrioquinto as an alternative way to write Cebuano (Bisaya), a Philippine language spoken mainly in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. It is based on the Visayan script (kudlit-kabadlit / badlit).

Notable features

Cebuano Script

Cebuano Script

Twenty-One Rooms is the name of the arrangement of the characters in the Cebuano Script. It is arranged this way: the right most column is the matíngug (vowels), the first row is the sa tutúnlan (of the throat) consonants, the middle row are the sa ngípun (of the teeth) consonants, and the last row are the sa ngábil (of thelips) consonants. The four (in red) are called the pàng'usáb sa tíngug. The two on top are called the pàng'usáb sa bumágay. The two on the bottom are called the pàng'usab sa matíngug.

Download a font for Cebuano Script
Download an alphabet chart for Cebuano Script (Excel)

Sample text

Sample text in the Cebuano Script


Natawutanan tawu nga magawasnun ug nanagsama sa dungug ug katungod. Gigasaan sila og panabut ug tanlag ug kinahanglan magminag'igsuunay og lihuk sa isigkatagsa.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Information about Cebuano | Phrases | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Constructed scripts for: Ainu | Arabic | Chinese languages | Dutch | English | Hawaiian | Hungarian | Japanese | Korean | Lingala | Malay & Indonesian | Persian | Tagalog / Filipino | Russian | Sanskrit | Spanish | Taino | Turkish | Vietnamese | Welsh | Other natural languages | Colour-based scripts | Tactile scripts | Phonetic/universal scripts | Constructed scripts for constructed languages | Adaptations of existing alphabets | Fictional alphabets | Magical alphabets | A-Z index | How to submit a constructed script


Green Web Hosting - Kualo

Why not share this page:


Conversations - learn languages through stories

If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation via PayPal or Patreon, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.


Note: all links on this site to, and are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.

Get a 30-day Free Trial of Amazon Prime (UK)