26,400 (2010 M. Jacobson). Population increases 300–500 yearly. About 500 leave annually to find opportunities elsewhere. 3,000 monolinguals. Almost all children.
North Samar Province, east Visayas region, San Bernardino strait, Capul island, west Samar coast facing the island; Manila.
Latin script [Latn].
Ethnic autonym: Abaknon, Capul is the island and Sama the language family. Heteroglossonym: Capuleño. Christian (Roman Catholic).