Itbayat (Itbayaten)

Itbayat belongs to the Batanic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken on Itbayat Island in the Batanes Islands in the Philippines. In 1998 there were about 35,000 speakers of Itbayat, which is also known as Ivatan, Itbayaten Ivatan or Ivatanen.

Itbayat is used in administration, religion, commerce and the media, and in taught in primary schools. It is written with the Latin alphabet.

Itbayat alphabet and pronunciation

Itbayat  alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Itbayat (Excel)

Sample video in Itbayat


Information about Itbayat

Batanic languages

Itbayat, Ivatan, Yami

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page last modified: 03.08.22


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