Spoken L1 Language: Masbatenyo
- AES status:
- not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2023
- 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.