234,000 (2000 census), increasing. Speakers of all Bikol languages: 4,580,000 (2000 census). 2,300 monolinguals. Monolingual speakers are elderly; boast of their identity as Rinconada. Ethnic population: 320,000. L2 users: Used by those intermarrying with locals.
Luzon, Camarines Sur Province, Rinconada district, Iriga city, Baao, Bato, Balatan, Bula, Buhi, Minalabac, Nabua, and Pili municipalities.
A member of macrolanguage Bikol [bik].
Latin script [Latn].
Iriga City inhabitants regard Naga [bcl] dialect as true Bicolano; proud of their language and culture. Christian (Roman Catholic).