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Isneg, Dibagat-Kabugao in Philippines

Isneg, Dibagat-Kabugao

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Isnag Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 8.00 % No   

Isneg, Dibagat-Kabugao in Philippines

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Introduction / History
The Isneg live in the provinces of Apayao and Abra. Apayao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Kabugao and borders Cagayan to the north and east, Abra and Ilocos Norte to the west, and Kalinga to the south. Apayao is subdivided into 7 municipalities: Calanasan, Conner Flora, Kabugao, Luna, Pudtol and Santa Marcela.

Abra is also a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Bangued, and it borders Ilocos Norte and Apayao on the north, Ilocos Sur and Mountain Province on the south, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur on the west, and Kalinga, and Apayao on the east. Abra is hemmed in by the towering mountain ranges of the Ilocos in the west and the Cordillera Central in the east. It has an extremely rugged terrain, with mountains and hills rising along its perimeter and interior. The plains are drained by the Abra River, which flows northward from Mt. Data in the Mountain Province.

The predominant languages in Abra are Ilocano and Itneg. Ilocano is generally spoken by about three-fourths of the region's total population and Itneg is spoken by about one-fourth. It is believed that the Isneg are mostly descendants of Ilocano settlers and members of the Tingguian tribe.

The Isneg's economy is agriculture-based. Its major crops are rice, corn, and root crops; and commercial produce are coffee, tobacco, and coconut. Extensive grassland and pasture areas are used for livestock production.

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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:North Luzon, northern two thirds of Apayao Province; Cagayan Province, Claveria and Santa Praxedes municipalites; Abra and Ilocos Norte provinces, scattered areas along Apayao western border.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Isneg, Dibagat-Kabugao
People Name General: Isneg, Dibagat-Kabugao
Alternate People Names:
Isnag Isneg
ROP3 Code: 102595
Joshua Project People ID: 11552
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 600
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Isneg, Dibagat-Kabugao
Ethnic Code: MSY44x
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Primary Language: Isnag
Language Code (ISO): isd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Ilocano (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity45.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions55.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1961
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Isnag
Text / Printed MatterBible: Ya bàbànán ne Dios nga nesúr ...
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Isneg, Dibagat-Kabugao in Philippines

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