|Total speakers:||2.4 million|
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|ISO 639-3:||bik — Central Bicolano|
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Bikol or Bicolano is an Austronesian language used in the Philippines particularly on the Bicol Peninsula in the island of Luzon. Bicol-Naga is the standard language of this kind and is understood by most Bikol speakers.
It is spoken as a first language in the towns of Basud, Daet, Mercedes, San Vicente, Talisay in Camarines Norte; Naga City and all remaining towns in Camarines Sur, except Del Gallego, Iriga City, Baao, Naua, Bula, Bato, Balatan and Buhi; Legazpi City and all remaining towns in Albay, except Camalig, Daraga, Guinobatan, Jovellar, Pio Duran, and Libon; and in the town of Bacon, Prieto Diaz, and the poblacions of Castilla and Magallanes in Sorsogon.
This language is the lingua franca in Region V. There are several dialects including Bikol Rikonada (Iriga City and environs), Bikol Albay (Albay Province), Bisakol (Bisaya-Bikol spoken in Masbate and Sorsogon provinces), Bikol Catanduanes and Bikol Partido (municipalities surrounding Lagonoy Gulf).
|1st person singular||ako||ko||sakuya, sako|
|2nd person singular||ika, ka||mo||saimo, si-mo|
|3rd person singular||siya||niya||saiya|
|1st person plural inclusive||kita||nyato, ta||satuya, sato|
|1st person plural exclusive||kami||nyamo, mi||samuya, samo|
|2nd person plural||kamo||nindo||saindo|
|3rd person plural||sinda||ninda||sainda|
- Kasaysayan: The Story of the Filipino People, Vol. 10 (1998) (August 15, 2007)