L1 users: 90,800 (2000).
Davao region: Davao del Sur province, across from north Sarangani border; Soccskargen region: Sarangani province; South Cotabato province, General Santos and north.
VSO; prepositions; genitives before noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals all before noun heads; no relative markers; question word in sentence-final 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; non-obligatory verb affixes indicate number; passives; causatives; comparatives; C, CV, CVC; nontonal.
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian.