Languages/Dialects Cebuano and Hiligaynon are the main dialects generally spoken in the households of Negros Oriental.  Cebuano is spoken by 969,192 individuals (94.75%) and Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is generally spoken by 49,101 (4.80%) idividuals mostly in areas around Basay, Bayawan, Sta. Catalina, Canlaon City and some areas in Mabinay. At least 67 dialects or mother continue reading : Languages


Type The whole eastern part of the province falls under the third type of climate which is characterized by not very pronounced maximum rainfall with a short dry season from one (1) to three (3) months.  The other half falls under the first type, characterized by a distinct wet and dry season.  A dry month continue reading : Climate


Mountain Ranges The province is characterized by low but serrated mountain ranges, most parts are close to the shoreline.  The highest mountain is Canlaon Volcano at a peak of 2,465 meters. It is an active volcano that marks the northern boundary of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental.  The larger portion of Mount Canlaon is under continue reading : Topography