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Dialect

Cebuano is predominantly used in the Municipality of Malapatan, comprising 39.78 percent of the total household population. B’laan, which is referred as the dialect of the lumads or native highlanders, comprises 37.22 percent of the total household population. Maguindanon, which is referred as the dialect of the native Muslims, comprises 11.72 percent of the total household population

About Malapatan

Malapatan is a first class municipality in the province of Sarangani, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 72,386 people. As of 2010, it has a total voting population of 35,569 voters.

Malapatan is bounded on the west by Sarangani Bay, on the east by Davao del Sur, on the north by Alabel, and on the south by Glan.