Itawes

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Itawes people
Total population
30,637
Regions with significant populations
 Philippines:
(Cagayan Valley)
Languages
Itawes, Ibanag, Ilocano, Filipino, English
Religion
Christianity (Predominantly Roman Catholic, with a minority of Protestants)
Related ethnic groups
Ibanag, Gaddang, Ilocano, other Filipinos

The Itawes, Itawis, Hitawit or Itawit (endonym) are a people living in the Philippines. Their name is derived from the Itawes prefix i- meaning "people of" and tawid or "across the river".

The Itawes are among the earliest inhabitants of the Cagayan Valley in northern Luzon. Other than their mother tongue, they speak Ibanag and Ilocano. The contemporary Itawes are charming, friendly, and sociable. They are not very different from other lowland Christianized Filipino ethnic groups in terms of livelihood, housing, and traditions. Their traditional dresses are colorful with red being the dominant color. Farming is a leading source of livelihood. The average families are education-conscious.

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