Where on earth do they speak Chavacano?

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Language: Chavacano
Number of speakers: 359000
Language code: cbk
Alternate names: Chabakano, Chavacano, Zamboangueño
Where spoken: Philippines

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  • Language classification: Creole, Spanish based
  • Dialects: Abakay Spanish, Caviteño, Chavacano, Cotabateño, Cotobato Chavacano, Davao Chavacano, Davaoeño, Davaweño, Davawenyo Zamboanguenyo, Ermitaño, Ermiteño, Ternateño, Ternateño Chavacano, Zamboangueño
  • Also spoken in:
  • Region: Mindanao, Zamboanga and Basilan provinces, Kabasalan, Siay, Margosatubig, Ipil, Malangas, Lapuyan, Buug, Tungawan, Alicia, Isabela, Lamitan, Maluso, Malamawi, and Cotabato city; Cavite, Ternate, and Ermita near Manila. Speakers in 60 of 66 provinces (1970 census).