Ivatan

Language name and Autonym:
Ivatan, Batan, Batanes, Itbayat
Location:
Batanes Islands. Many relocated to Mindanao near Bukidnon, Lanao del Sur, and Cotabato; Manila, Luzon, Palawan, other countries
Family:
Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian
Approximate Number of Speakers:
35,000 (1998 SIL)
3,448 Itbayatan (1996 census)
Status:
Stable

 

 

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