2,500,000 (1990 census), increasing. Speakers of all Bikol languages: 4,580,000 (2000 census). L2 users: Also used by migrants and those who marry into the area as L2.
Luzon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, southern Catanduanes, northern Sorsogon, and Albay provinces.
3 (Wider communication). Statutory language of provincial identity in Camarines Norte, 4 other provinces (1991, ACFLC Section 3(f)).
Legaspi, Naga. A member of macrolanguage Bikol [bik].
Christian (Roman Catholic).