L1 users: 10,000 (1978 SIL).
Davao region: north Compostela Valley province, upper Agusan river area; Davao del Norte province, Asuncion municipality, Manguagan; Davao Oriental province, Boston and Cateel municipalities.
Prepositions; genitives after noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals all before noun heads; relatives after noun heads; question word in sentence-initial position; maximum number of affixes: 3 prefixes, 1 suffix; word order distinguishes given and new information; affixes do not indicate case of noun phrase; non-obligatory verb affixes indicate number; passives; causatives; comparatives; CV, CVC, CVV, CVVC; nontonal.
Used as L2 by Rajah Kabunsuwan Manobo [mqk].
Latin script [Latn].