3,000 (2008 SIL), decreasing. 45 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 5,000.
Luzon, Tarlac Province, San Jose, Maamot; Station Juliana, Mayantoc, and Capas.
In some remote areas, children still learn it first. Home, community, church. Mainly younger adults. Neutral attitudes. A few in remote areas are nearly monolingual, otherwise speakers generally acquire and use L2’s at home, community, or school, trying to negotiate multiple linguistic identities. Also use Botolan Sambal [sbl]. Used as L2 by Botolan Sambal [sbl], Ilocano [ilo].
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian.