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Ifugao, Mayoyao in Philippines

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
37,000 Ifugao, Mayoyao Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 %   

Ifugao, Mayoyao in Philippines

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Introduction / History
Mayoyao is both the people group name and the name of one of three municipalities where they live. The traditional homeland is in the mountains of central Luzon Island. Access to the area is geographically difficult with steep, rugged trails and dirt roads. There are now an estimated 40 percent believers who traditionally used to worship many spirits. Students pursuing high school must seek accommodations outside the Mayoyao area.

The area is well known for ancient, stone-walled, mountain rice fields, but they don't produce enough for local consumption. Life changed for the Mayoyao people in 2004. That year, the New Testament was finally published in their own language! Pastors throughout the area immediately started using the new Scriptures in their services, and people started reading them in their homes. But something was missing. Where were the prophecies that spoke of Messiah? The historical books that described the Law and its requirements? What of the poetry of praise and expressions of wisdom? Church leaders grew desperate, and formed a committee. They started to translate the Old Testament on their own!

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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Luzon, Ifugao Province, north Mayoyao, Aguinaldo, and Alfonso Lista municipalities; Mountain Province, 2 small border areas.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Ifugao, Mayoyao
People Name General: Ifugao, Mayoyao
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106446
Joshua Project People ID: 13607
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 37,000
Population all Countries: 37,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Ifugao, Mayoyao
Ethnic Code: MSY44x
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ifugao, Mayoyao (37,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ifu    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity40.00 %(Evangelical: 12.00 %)
Ethnic Religions60.00 % 
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 significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1994-1999
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Ifugao, Mayoyao
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed MatterBible: I bowon a pagpakikasungdu
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