15,000 (1996 SIL).
Davao region: Davao del Sur province, Balut island off extreme south tip.
Sarangani, Mindanao. Lexical similarity: 90% with Sangir [sxn].
VSO; prepositions; genitives after noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals all before noun heads; adjectives and numerals tend to follow noun heads; relatives are implied, so have no position in the clause; 4 prefixes, 4 suffixes; aspect; passives; nontonal; 18 consonants, 6 vowels.
Latin script [Latn].