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Tagbanwa, Central in Philippines

Tagbanwa, Central

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,300 Cuyonon Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.50 % No   

Tagbanwa, Central in Philippines

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Introduction / History
The Tagbanwa are one of the oldest people groups in the Philippines. The Spaniards ruled them for some time.

The Central Tagbanwa live in the eastern and western coastal region of central Palawan in Aborian, Quezon and other places. They speak the language of Central Tagbanwa which could be going extinct. They also speak Palawano.

The Tagbanwa have their own religion and they believe that the living and the dead communicate with each other. They have four main gods and rituals are performed for them.

The Tagbanwa are monogamous and live in houses made of bamboo and wood. They make baskets, woodcarvings and mats which is their main income. They cultivate rice and mix it with sweet potatoes. They also gather and sell forest products and honey.

The Tagbanwa like music, dancing and drama as well as craft work.

Prayer Points
Pray that Christians in other Tagbanwa tribes will lead the Central Tagbanwa to Jesus Christ.
Pray that gospel materials in a format they like will lead them to Salvation too.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-06-14
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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:South China seacoast, northwest Palawan Province, Taytay minicipality, Malipu bay area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Tagbanwa, Central
People Name General: Tagbanwa, Central
Alternate People Names:
Binga TagbanwaCentral Tagbanwa
ROP3 Code: 101937
Joshua Project People ID: 11139
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,300
Population all Countries: 4,300
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Tagbanwa, Central
Ethnic Code: MSY44m
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Cuyonon
Language Code (ISO): cyo    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tagalog (Unknown)Tagbanwa, Central (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions95.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1939-1966
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Cuyonon
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Tagbanwa, Central in Philippines

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    Filipino, Tribal     Asia, Southeast    
      Tagbanwa, Central Philippines    
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      Ethnic Religions     Cuyonon  
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