Itbayat language

Native to Philippines
Region Itbayat Island
Ethnicity Ivatan people
Yami people
Filipinos in Taiwan
Native speakers
3,500 (1996 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog itba1237[2]

The Itbayat language, Itbayaten, also known generically as Ibatan, is an Austronesian language, in the Batanic group, spoken in the Batanes Islands.


  1. Ivatan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Itbayaten". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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