Kahlil Gibran Collective

New Language Translation Found: Cebuan

25 Sep 2018

New Translation Found: Cebuan (Philippines)

Following on from their global study (the first of its kind) on the official number of first edition translations of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet;

Research historians Francesco Medici and Glen Kalem have added yet another first-edition language translation (Cebuan, of the Philippines) to the official list, making the total number of translations now 105.

The Cebuano or Cebuan language, also often colloquially referred to by most of its speakers simply as Bisaya, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 21 million people in Central Visayas, western parts of Eastern Visayas and most parts of Mindanao, most of whom belong to various Visayan ethnolinguistic groups, mainly the Cebuanos. (Source: Wikipedia)

Medici and Kalem have also embarked on a study that will take [delete: in accord] into account all other language [delete: additions] editions, which they believe could number in the hundreds (estimated at 300-500). 

With as many as 13 editions in Cantonese and Mandarin, 27 in French and 25 in Italian, it is their belief that Gibran's The Prophet is one of the most translated books of modern times."



Distribution of Cebuano Language
Distribution of Cebuano Language