50,000 (2010 SIL), increasing. 5,000 monolinguals.
Mindanao, south central Bukidnon, North Cotabato (northeast), and northwestern Davao del Sur provinces.
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. Increasingly use Cebuano [ceb].
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.