Region 5 (Bicol Region) : (Filipino: Kabikulan; Spanish: Bicolandia)
Located in the southernmost tip of Luzon Island, the largest island in the Philippines.
Camarines Sur Islands Philippines
Camarines Sur People & Culture
According to the May 2000 census, there is a total of 1,693,821 residents in Camarines Sur, making it the most populous in the region and the 15th most populous in the whole country. The same census also states that Camarines Sur has 288,172 households with an average household size of 5.37 persons, significantly higher than the national average of 4.99. The annual growth rate is 1.86%, much lower than the national growth rate of 2.36%. This rate of growth will double the population of Camarines Sur in 38 years.
Being in the Bicol Region, the main language spoken in Camarines Sur is Bikol. Filipino linguists consider the dialect of Bikol spoken around Naga City, Bicol Central, the standard Bikol easily understood by all Bicolanos, also known as Bikol Naga, not to be confused with Bikol Canaman, the purest dialect of Bikol according to Jesuit Anthropologist Frank Lynch, S.J. Some of the other dialects spoken in the province are Buhi-non, spoken in the southern part of the province around Lake Buhi, and Rinconada Bikol, which is used in the area around Nabua. A dialect of Naga Bikol, called Partido is used in the eastern portion of the province around Lagonoy Gulf. Most inhabitants understand Tagalog and English.
As with most Asian countries, the staple food in the Philippines is rice. It is most often steamed and served during meals.
Leftover rice is often fried with garlic to make sinangag, which is usually served at breakfast together with a fried egg and cured meat or sausages.
More details at Common dishes
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