Bikol, Northern Catanduanes

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A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Northern Catanduanes Bicolano, Pandan
Population

L1 users: 77,500 (2000 census). Speakers of all Bikol languages: 4,580,000 (2000 census).

Location

Bicol region: Catanduanes province, Bato, Caramonan, Pandan, Panganiban, and Viga.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

68% comprehension of Naga dialect of Central Bikol [bcl], 66% comprehension of Filipino [fil] narrative. A member of macrolanguage Bikol [bik].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Proud of language and culture. People who identify with this language are negotiating multiple identities.

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