30,000 (2007 SIL), increasing. 5,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 30,000.
Mindanao, Sultan Kudarat Province, Kalamansig, Palimbang, and Ninoy Aquino municipalities; South Cotabato Province, T’Boli municipality.
VSO; prepositions; articles, adjectives, numerals all before noun heads; relatives after noun heads or without noun heads; question word in sentence-initial position; maximum number of affixes: 3 prefixes, 2 suffixes; word order distinguishes subject, object and direct objects, given and new information, topic and comment; affixes do not indicate case of noun phrase; passives; causatives; comparatives; CV, CVC; nontonal.
Latin script [Latn].
Christian, traditional religion.