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Negrito, Mamanwa in Philippines

Negrito, Mamanwa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,900 Minamanwa Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.30 % No No   

Negrito, Mamanwa in Philippines

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Introduction / History
The Mamanwa people group live in the Philippines in several places such as Agusan del Norte. They speak an Austronesian language and are also known as Mamanwa Negritos. The oldest males who are most well thought of are their leaders and they judge in community matters. The Mamanwa have great respect for elders. Leaders are prevented from conferring leadership to nearest relatives.

Traditional hunting is disappearing but they have kept their other customs and traditions. They have work and support agreements with other groups they are allied to. Heavy industry has caused them to go to less well-off regions of the country. It has been said that the Mamanwa are descended from the original inhabitants of the Philippines.

The Mamanwa eat wild fruit, nuts, honey and python meat. The Mamanwa make baskets and hammocks. They have a nomadic lifestyle which could be an obstacle to the gospel. They believe in spirits with Magbabaya as the main god.

Prayer Points
Pray that Philippine Christians will give the Mamanwa the gospel message.
The Mamanwa like what is good, pray that this will lead them to Jesus Christ and that this will cause them to give their lives to Him.
Pray that the elders among them will come to Jesus Christ and that will lead others among the Mamanwa to salvation also.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-06-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-06-05
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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:East Mindanao, Lake Mainit area, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte provinces.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Negrito, Mamanwa
People Name General: Negrito, Mamanwa
Alternate People Names:
MamanwaMamanwa Negrito
ROP3 Code: 106193
Joshua Project People ID: 13464
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,900
Population all Countries: 9,900
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Negrito, Mamanwa
Ethnic Code: AUG05
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Minamanwa
Language Code (ISO): mmn    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Cebuano (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions98.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1966-1967
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Minamanwa
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Negrito, Mamanwa in Philippines

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