Concentrated in the town of Echague (12,920) in Isabela, the Yogad speak one of the five recognized dialects of Ga’dang (Gaddang proper, Yogad, Maddukayang, Katalangan, and Iraya). The people are almost entirely merged with the Christian Ilocano-Ibanag groups in the Cagayan Valley lowlands. The people practice intensive rice cultivation supplemented by corn and tobacco as cash crop. Except for the language, they are indistinguishable from the surrounding Cagayano. The national population is estimated to be about 16,718 (NSO 1990).
|Distribution of Ethnic Groups by Provinces
(Arrangement: Population count)
|Total National Population||16,718|