Bikol, Southern Catanduanes

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Southern Catanduanes Bikolano, Virac
Population

135,000 (2000 census). Speakers of all Bikol languages: 4,580,000 (2000 census).

Location

Luzon, Catanduanes Province, southern municipalities: Virac, San Miguel, San Andres, Gigmoto, Bato, and Baras.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Samples had 85% comprehension of Central Bikol [bcl] and Filipino [fil] narrative. Intelligibility of Northern Catanduanes [cts] 91%. Prefer Virac dialect for literature.

Other Comments

Christian.