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Inibaloi, Nabaloi in Philippines

Inibaloi, Nabaloi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
197,000 Ibaloi Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 7.00 % No   

Inibaloi, Nabaloi in Philippines

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Introduction / History
The Ibaloi people live in the southern part of the Cordillera, the huge mountain range in the northern Philippine island of Luzon. They have outlasted the conquering Spanish, Americans and Japanese who took timber and ore from their land often destroying farmlands in the process.

They grow rice using terraces that they and their ancestors have engineered on the steep mountain sides as well as vegetables, fruit and cut flowers. They have also expanded into businesses such as herding cattle and mining gold. The famous Baguio City is within their territory. This city brings summer visitors from all over the Philippines and from around the world to enjoy its cool climate and beautiful surroundings. Baguio City is a modern urban center called the "Summer Capital" of the Philippines. It is also a university town with nearly half the population being students from several universities located there. Many Ibaloi are highly educated in all major professions.

What are their beliefs?
The Ibaloi community is already on the path to transformation. As traditional spirit worshippers, they sought the blessings of their ancestors, asking for healing, prosperity and long lives. Thanks to the introduction of Christianity in the 1950s, about 30 percent of the Ibaloi claim to be Christians. In more recent years, a team of translators produced the New Testament and the "JESUS" film. Being exposed to mother tongue Scripture has resulted in Christians showing love and grace to other people groups and cooperating in mission outreaches to them.

What are their needs?
Now that preachers are using the Ibaloi New Testament as a basis for sermons, people are hungry for the whole Bible. Some say, "It is discouraging to bring the New Testament to church when the preacher uses an Old Testament portion for his text." So the Ibaloi themselves are well on the way to translating and making the full printed Bible available.

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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Luzon, central and south Benguet Province, west Nueva Vizcaya Province.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Inibaloi, Nabaloi
People Name General: Inibaloi
Alternate People Names:
Benquet IgorotIgodor
ROP3 Code: 104034
Joshua Project People ID: 12232
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 197,000
Population all Countries: 197,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Inibaloi
Ethnic Code: MSY44x
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ibaloi
Language Code (ISO): ibl    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Ilocano (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity30.00 %(Evangelical: 7.00 %)
Ethnic Religions70.00 % 
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 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1965
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 (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Ibaloi
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Inibaloi, Nabaloi in Philippines

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    Filipino, Tribal     Asia, Southeast    
      Inibaloi Philippines    
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      Ethnic Religions     Ibaloi  
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