The isle of Gatighan was a way station of the Armada de Molucca under Captain-General Ferdinand Magellan on their way to Cebu in Central Philippines. The name appears only in the map and text of the firsthand account of the Vicentine diarist Antonio Pigafetta and referred to as an isle at 10° N in the eyewitness report of Francisco Albo, Greek pilot whose logbook is the chief authority for most navigational treatises on the track of the circumnavigation of the globe.

The word Gatighan comes from the Visayan katigan meaning a boat with outrigger or, as verb, to outfit a boat with outrigger. As placename it appears only in Pigafetta's map and no other; it has disappeared totally from maps and geographical literature. The name is incorrectly transcribed as Satighan by Lord Stanley of Alderley (p. 84).

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