Bikol, Rinconada

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Bicolano, Iriga, Rinconada Bicolano, Rinconada Bikol
Population

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.

Location

Luzon, Camarines Sur Province, Rinconada district, Iriga city, Baao, Bato, Balatan, Bula, and Nabua.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Bikol [bik].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Central Bikol [bcl], English [eng], Tagalog [tgl].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Newspapers. Radio programs.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Iriga City inhabitants regard Naga [bcl] dialect as true Bicolano; proud of their language and culture. Christian (Roman Catholic).