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Palawano, Southwest in Philippines

Palawano, Southwest

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Palawano, Southwest Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 8.00 % No No   

Palawano, Southwest in Philippines

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Introduction / History
The Palawanos have been on Palawan since long before the Spanish or Moros came to the archipelago. They even have stories of the Sri Vijayan pirates of the 1400s.

Where are they located?
Southern Palawan island, Philippines

What are their lives like?
They are poor, subsistence farmers of upland rice. Most areas do not have government schools. They face encroachment by settlers, loggers and mining companies.

What are their beliefs?
Animist. But a number have become evangelical Christians in the last 35 years.

Prayer Points
* Wisdom for church planting teams.
* Thank the Lord the New Testament is now available in this language
* Strength, wisdom, protection for the church leaders as they shepherd local congregations and conduct outreaches.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Southwest Palawan Island, north of Rizal to the south tip, east side from Bataraza south, mostly along upland rivers, some along the coast.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Palawano, Southwest
People Name General: Palawano, Southwest
Alternate People Names:
Southwest PalawanoWestern Palawano
ROP3 Code: 109522
Joshua Project People ID: 15071
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Palawano, Southwest
Ethnic Code: AUG05
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Palawano, Southwest
Language Code (ISO): plv    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tagalog (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity10.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions80.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(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: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Palawano, Southwest in Philippines

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