The Hiligaynon (Ilongo, Illongo, Ilonggo, Panayano) occupy the province of Iloilo principally with a total population of some 1,608,083. The largest concentrations are in Ajuy (37,763), Calinog (40,578), Buenavista (40,862), and Barotac Nuevo (39,157). The national population is some 5,648,595 (NSO 1990).

Distribution of Ethnic Groups by Provinces
(Arrangement: Population count)
Total National Population 5,648,717
Abra 96
Agusan del N. 3,309
Agusan del S. 26,960
Aklan 7,869
Albay 242
Antique 9,132
Aurora 188
Basilan 1,748
Bataan 2,959
Batanes 2
Batangas 2,144
Benguet 460
Bohol 107
Bukidnon 73,656
Bulacan 4,635
Cagayan 261
Camarines N. 137
Camarines S. 909
Camiguin 20
Capiz 575,369
Catanduanes 59
Cavite 9,604
Cebu 6,669
Davao 53,012
Davao del S. 30,059
Davao Or. 3,410
E. Samar 148
Ifugao 10
Ilocos N. 159
Ilocos S. 146
Iloilo 1,608,083
Isabela 552
Kalinga-Apayao 10
La Union 193
Laguna 3,809
Lanao del N. 4,214
Lanao del S. 11,057
Leyte 2,951
Maguindanao 41,988
Marinduque 53
Masbate 35,480
Misamis Occ. 397
Misamis Or. 3,611
Negros Occ. 1,821,206
Negros Or. 43,249
N. Cotabato 283,948
N. Samar 347
Nueva Ecija 373
Nueva Vizcaya 312
Occ. Mindoro 18,248
Or. Mindoro 10,373
Palawan 60,829
Pampanga 2,826
Pangasinan 839
Quezon 1,262
Quirino 101
Rizal 14,870
Romblon 1,474
W. Samar 293
Siquijor 76
Sorsogon 295
S. Cotabato 374,755
S. Leyte 179
S. Kudarat 200,660
Sulu 11
Surigao del N. 1,064
Surigao del S. 4,424
Tarlac 614
Tawi-Tawi 51
Zambales 3,276
Zamboanga N. 3,501
Zamboanga S. 74,094
Kalookan 18,435
Las Pinas 10,445
Mandaluyong 6,410
Manila 31,831
Marikina 5,889
Malabon 4,446
Makati 20,488
Muntinlupa 6,570
Navotas 2,393
Paranaque 9,463
Pasay 12,620
Pateros 440
Quezon City 49,412
San Juan 2,969
Taguig 9,911
Valenzuela 7,568