95,300 (2000). 10,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 100,000 to 120,000.
Southwest Mindanao, South Cotabato Province.
Central Tboli, Southern Tboli, Western Tboli.
VSO; articles, adjectives, numerals all before and after noun heads; question word in sentence-initial position; maximum number of affixes: 1 prefix, 1 suffix; word order distinguishes subject, object and direct objects, given and new information, topic and comment; affixes indicate case of noun phrase; passives; causatives; comparatives; CV, CVC, CCV, CCVC; nontonal
Speak Tboli to each other freely in buses, surrounding towns, etc. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Ilongot [ilk].
Christian, traditional religion.