Where on earth do they speak Sama, Central?

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Language: Sama, Central
Number of speakers: 90000
Language code: sml
Alternate names: Bajaw, Central Sinama, Orang Laut, Sama Dilaut, Sama, Central, Samal, Siasi Sama, Sinama
Where spoken: Philippines

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  • Language classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Greater Barito, Sama-Bajaw, Sulu-Borneo, Inner Sulu Sama
  • Dialects: Dilaut-Badjao
  • Also spoken in:
  • Region: Muslim Mindinao autonomous region, Sulu andTawi-Tawi provinces, Siasi, Tabawan, Bonggao Sitangkai, Cagayan de Sulu island; Basilan island, Maluso, Malamawi, Bohe’ Lobbong; Zamboanga del Sur Province, Rio Hondo, Batuan Lumbayaw, Taluk Sangay, Sanggali; Zamboanga del Norte Province, Olutangga; Davao City, Isla Verde, and Sasa; Cagayan de Oro; Visayas, Cebu and Tagbilaran; Palawan, Puerto Princesa; Batangas.