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Written by Alicia M. Graciadas   
Tuesday, 19 April 2011

MOTHER TONGUE

 

      Cebuano is the most common spoken dialect in the province of Compostela Valley. It is being adopted by about 52.27% of the province’s total household population. Next to cebuano is boholano with 12.31%, while bisaya/binisaya and mansaka dialects have 8.77% and 5.53%, respectively.

 

Languages/Dialects, By Municipality

Compostela Valley Province, 2000

 

 

Municipality

LANGUAGES/DIALECTS

Cebuano

Boholano

Bisaya/ Binisaya

Mansaka

Hiligaynon/ Ilonggo

Others

Other Foreign Languages

Not Reported

TOTAL

Compostela Valley

302,982

71,342

50,818

32,050

27,549

92,377

106

2,455

579,679

Compostela

32,226

7,588

5,405

3,409

2,930

9,826

11

261

61,656

Laak

31,073

7,317

5,212

3,287

2,825

9,474

11

252

59,451

Mabini

16,753

3,945

2,810

1,772

1,523

5,108

6

136

32,053

Maco

34,068

8,022

5,714

3,604

3,098

10,387

12

276

65,181

Maragusan

24,004

5,652

4,026

2,539

2,183

7,319

8

194

45,925

Mawab

16,653

3,921

2,793

1,762

1,514

5,077

6

135

31,861

Monkayo

44,721

10,530

7,501

4,731

4,066

13,635

16

362

85,562

Montevista

17,365

4,089

2,913

1,837

1,579

5,294

6

141

33,224

Nabunturan

31,608

7,442

5,301

3,343

2,874

9,637

11

256

60,472

New Bataan

22,214

5,231

3,726

2,350

2,020

6,773

8

180

42,502

Pantukan

32,297

7,605

5,417

3,416

2,937

9,847

11

262

61,792

 

Source: NSO 2000 Census of Population and Housing