Ethnic Groups of the Philippines

Bicolano, Albay

The Bicol Albay language has five dialects: Buhi’non, Daraga, Libon, Oas, and Ligao. It is classified under the Inland Buhi-Daraga of the Bikol subgroup in the Central Philippine Languages. The speakers of Albay Bicolano are found in West Albay, Buhi, and some parts of Camarines Sur.

The “perfect cone” shape of Mt. Mayon in Albay is popular worldwide, as is Lake Buhi, home of the tabios, the smallest edible fish on the planet.




CCP Encyclopedia of the Philippine Art. Volume I: Peoples of the Philippines Aeta to Jama Mapun. 1994. Manila : Cultural Center of the Philippines