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Cuyonon in Philippines


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
224,000 Cuyonon Christianity 95.00 % 11.00 % No   

Cuyonon in Philippines

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Introduction / History
In the Philippine archipelago of 7,100 islands live the Cuyo people. This includes several dozen islands and islets — many uninhabited — huddled in the open sea northeast of Palawan Island with white-sand beaches and unspoiled tropical wilderness, popular with tourists. These islands were in the path of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.

Since Spaniards set foot on Cuyo in the 1600s, most Cuyonons have considered themselves Christians. Recognizing a thirst among the believers, a local denomination partnered with the Philippine Bible Society and published the New Testament in 1982. The eager church has now requested help to complete the whole Bible.

Amer R. Amor, a faculty member of the University of the Philippines who travels across the country, had this to say about the
town of Cuyo on Cuyo island: "Cuyo's greatest strength, and its reward to those who travel to the island, is its people. The warmth of their hospitality makes the town extra-special, and the humble manner in which they live their life is both remarkable and inspiring. They understand and respect the simple life. Commercialism is a concept that, even if not unheard of in the town, does not have a place in the island."

Until the 1980s, Cuyonon was widely spoken in Palawan and other areas. Now days the youth prefer the more prestigious Filipino or English to their mother tongue.

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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Palawan coast, Cuyo Islands between Palawan and Panay.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Cuyonon
People Name General: Cuyonon
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102340
Joshua Project People ID: 11452
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 224,000
Population all Countries: 224,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Cuyonon
Ethnic Code: MSY44x
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Cuyonon (224,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cyo    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 11.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic90.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
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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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Cuyonon
GeneralCuyonon Language Project
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Cuyonon in Philippines

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