L1 users: 58,000 (2000 census).
Davao region: Davao del Sur province, Jose Abad Santos municipality; Davao Oriental province, Governor Generoso municipality; Soccskargen region: Sarangani province, Glan municipality.
Governor Generoso Manobo.
VSO; 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, 2 suffixes; word order distinguishes subject, object and direct objects, but is also determined by case marking; affixes do not indicate case of noun phrase; non-obligatory verb affixes indicate number; ergatives; passives; causatives; comparatives; CV, CVC, CCV; nontonal.
Used as L2 by Sarangani Blaan [bps].
Latin script [Latn].