50,000 (2010 SIL), increasing. 5,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 30,000.
Mindanao, Davao del Norte and southeast Bukidnon provinces.
Kulamanen. Tigwa has marginal intelligibility of Matigsalug. Tala Ingod may have adequate intelligibility of Matigsalug.
VSO; prepositions; genitives after noun heads; articles, adjectives, and numerals before noun heads; question word in sentence-initial position; 3 maximum prefixes, 2 maximum suffixes; ergativity; passives; causatives; comparatives; CV, CVC; nontonal
Home, neighborhood, church. All ages. Positive attitudes. Increasingly use Cebuano [ceb].
Christian, traditional religion.