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The Butuanon are part of the wider Visayan ethnolinguistic group, which constitute the largest Filipino ethnolinguistic group. The Butuanon are one of the smallest Visayan ethnic groups. As with the Surigaonons, the Butuanons are also previously considered as Cebuanos.
|1,420,000 (2000 census)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Butuanon, Cebuano, Tagalog, English|
|predominantly Roman Catholic, others|
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Visayans, other Filipinos, other Austronesians groups (especially Indonesians, (Dayak, Malays, Meratus Dayak and other non-Muslim Pribumi)|
Butuanons number about 1,420,000. They are the descendants of Austronesian-speaking immigrants who came from South China during the Iron Age. The native language of Butuanons is the Butuanon language, but most Butuanon nowadays primarily speak the Cebuano language, because of the mass influx of Cebuano settlers to Mindanao, and Filipino, English as second languages. Most are Roman Catholics, while some are Protestants.
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