1,240 (2007 NCIP). No monolinguals. Ethnic population: 1,400 (2008 SIL).
North of Luzon, Babuyan Islands, Ibatan tribe ancestral domain; administered under Cagayan Province, Calayan municipality, except for Fuga island under Aparri municipality.
Latin script [Latn].
Since 1978, speakers have increased from 450 to 1,220. On June 1, 2007, the Ibatan were awarded title to their island home of Babuyan Claro with all collective rights to natural resources, including 5 km of ocean around the island. The ancestral domain was established with the help of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines and based on the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997 (2007 SIL). Christian.