Northern Sorsogon
Masbate Sorsogon
Native toPhilippines
Native speakers
(85,000 cited 1975 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bks
Glottologmasb1237  Masbate Sorsogon

Northern Sorsogon (also Masbate Sorsogon, Northern Sorsoganon, Sorsogon Bicolano) is a Bisayan language spoken in the central part of Sorsogon, Philippines, in Sorsogon City and the municipalities of Casiguran, and Juban.[2] It is closely related to, but distinct from Southern Sorsogon which is spoken in the southern part of Sorsogon.[3]

It is one of the three Bisayan languages spoken in the Bicol region, next to Southern Sorsogon and Masbateño.


  1. ^ Northern Sorsogon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ MacFarland, Curtis D. (1974). The Dialects of the Bikol Area (Ph.D. dissertation). University of New Haven.
  3. ^ Zorc, David Paul (1977). The Bisayan Dialects of the Philippines: Subgrouping and Reconstruction. Canberra, Australia: Dept. of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University. doi:10.15144/PL-C44. ISBN 0858831570.