50,000 (2010 SIL), increasing. 5,000 monolinguals.
Davao region: northwest Davao del Sur province; Northern Mindanao region: south-central Bukidnon province; Soccsksargen region: northeast North Cotabato region.
Kulamanen. Tigwa has marginal intelligibility of Matigsalug. Tala Ingod may have adequate intelligibility of Matigsalug.
VSO; prepositions; genitives after noun heads; articles, adjectives, and numerals before noun heads; question word in sentence-initial position; 3 maximum prefixes, 2 maximum suffixes; ergativity; passives; causatives; comparatives; CV, CVC; nontonal.
Home, neighborhood, church. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Cebuano [ceb].
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.