If we can talk to people using any language we know, why not include Bisaya in our online conversation?
Bisdaktionary comes from the fusion of two terms: BISDAK and DICTIONARY.
- Bisdak is an abbreviated version of the term Bisayang Dako. Literally speaking, it translates to “big Visayan”. However, it is an urban / slang term that is used to call someone who speaks the Visayan / Cebuano dialect fluently. It can also be named for someone who acts like a true blue Bisaya. In other words, you are a Bisayang Dako if you have a big knowledge in things related to the Visayan dialect.
- Dictionary databases found online are usually in English. It’s high time that the Bisaya dialect is made known to the world.
Bisaya is the main dialect used in the southern part of the Philippines, particularly in Visayas and Mindanao. Bisaya speakers are concentrated in Cebu and Davao provinces. A person who comes from these regions or speaks the dialect fluently is called a Bisaya.
This site aims to breathe new life to the Bisaya, by showcasing the dialect and its various nuances online. While this may seem like a daunting task, we have to start somewhere.
Consider Bisdaktionary as our contribution to promoting Bisaya — the people and the dialect.