26,400 (2010 M. Jacobson). 43,000 monolinguals (almost all children). Population increases 300 to 500 yearly. About 500 leave annually to find opportunities elsewhere.
North Samar Province, east Visayas region, San Bernardino strait, Capul island, west Samar coast facing the island; Manila.
Ethnic autonym: Abaknon, Capul is the island and Sama the language family. Heteroglossonym: Capuleño. Christian.