Spoken L1 Language: Masbatenyo

Comments on subclassification

Zorc, R. David Paul 1977

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Masbatenyo (msb-msb) = 3 (Wider communication). Statutory language of provincial identity in Masbate Province (1991, ACFLC Section 3(f)). Became the lingua franca for the province of Masbate and the whole northen half of Masbate island in the 19th century. Used at home, at market, work, education, newspapers, church, and radio programs.
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