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Kalinga, Madukayang in Philippines

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,700 Kalinga, Majukayang Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 % No No   

Kalinga, Madukayang in Philippines

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Introduction / History
The Majukayang people live in scattered village communities in the hills of Kalinga and Mountain Provinces on the northern Philippine island of Luzon. The majority of the Majukayang people are small-scale farmers who cultivate dry, hillside rice and use a slash-and-burn method to clear their upland garden plots. These hospitable, peace-loving farmers become fierce fighters when provoked. Revenge is an important cultural value. Inability to exercise revenge for offenses, or to avenge a loved-one's death, brings humiliation and shame.

What are their beliefs?
For many years, the Anglican Church has had some influence among the Majukayang. But many clergy members were from outside the area and neither spoke the language nor understood the culture. So the Christian message has been unclear to Majukayang speakers. Unclear messaging has resulted in a syncretism of "Christian" ritual and animism.

What are their needs?
People attend whichever church is holding services. People take mass when the Catholic priest comes to town. If the Anglican cleric is more available, they follow that system. Their valiant efforts to exploit every system available demonstrate sincere interest in pleasing God. Being able to understand the Scripture in their own language is needed in order for them to develop a deeper, closer, more personal relationship with God.

Penetration of the Gospel into Majukayang culture will bring an end to the generations-old curse of revenge killing. And believers desire to understand God's Word for themselves, rather than relying on visiting clergy to interpret Scripture from another language. The freedom Christ offers will liberate them from legalistic rituals and the fear that motivates animistic practices.

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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Northern Luzon, southeast Kalinga Province, Tabuk City; Mountain Province, Paracelis municipality.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kalinga, Madukayang
People Name General: Kalinga, Madukayang
Alternate People Names:
Madukayang Kalinga
ROP3 Code: 105998
Joshua Project People ID: 13198
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,700
Population all Countries: 2,700
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Kalinga, Madukayang
Ethnic Code: MSY44x
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kalinga, Majukayang
Language Code (ISO): kmd    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Kalinga, Madukayang
Dialect Code:11410
Secondary Languages:
Ilocano (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity75.00 %(Evangelical: 6.00 %)
Ethnic Religions25.00 % 
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: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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