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Manobo, Higaunon in Philippines

Manobo, Higaunon

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
47,000 Higaonon Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 4.00 % No No   

Manobo, Higaunon in Philippines

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Where are they located?
The Higaunon are located throughout provinces of Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Sur and extending into Bukidnon.

What are their lives like?
They are slash and burn farmers but learning how to do wet rice farming. The encroachment of the lowlanders and the influence of government sponsored education is changing their lives rapidly.

What are their beliefs?
Historically animistic, they worship their ancestors and call on the spirits that live in the rivers, rocks, trees and mountains. They used to travel through the jungles looking for a hidden pathway that would take them to heaven, that blue dome overhead that we call the sky, so they could escape death.

What are their needs?
The New Testament is complete as of 2008 and the Old Testament is being worked on. The church is self-sufficient; their main need is to get the rest of Scriptures completed. This is a long and arduous and expensive task.

Prayer Points
* Pray for unity in the church. Like many people groups around the world, relationships are more important than truth.
*Pray that believers would not compromise. The government has put in electricity and are building more highways in their areas. The temptations that come with all that are very challenging to the church.
*Pray that they would keep their eyes on the task before them. Some have been swayed even after preaching against it. Others are teetering on compromise thinking they will lose out on something if they don't agree with the unbelievers and the promises they give, however empty.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:North central Mindanao, Butuan river basin, northwest Agusan del Sur Province; Agusan del Norte Province, south of Butuan city.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Manobo, Higaunon
People Name General: Manobo, Higaunon
Alternate People Names:
BukidnonHigaonon Manobo
Misamis Higaonon
ROP3 Code: 103767
Joshua Project People ID: 12092
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 47,000
Population all Countries: 47,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Manobo, Higaunon
Ethnic Code: MSY44x
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Higaonon
Language Code (ISO): mba    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Binukid (Unknown)Cebuano (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity10.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions90.00 % 
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)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1987
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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None Reported
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Manobo, Higaunon in Philippines

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