21,500,000 in Philippines (2000 census). Population total all countries: 24,216,200.
Manila, most of Luzon, and Mindoro. Also in Canada, Guam, Libya, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.
3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language.
Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, Lubang, Manila, Marinduque, Puray, Tanay-Paete, Tayabas.
Used as basis for the development of Filipino [fil]. Christian.