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Tadyawan in Philippines

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,500 Tadyawan Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.00 % No No   

Tadyawan in Philippines

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Introduction / History
Traditionally Tadyawan wore a g-string, and the women wore a red cloth called papa, which wrapped around her upper body. Their lower bodies were covered by a white cloth they called talapi. Women wore colorful bracelets and necklaces. Today they dress more like the Filipino majority. They are a subtribe of the bigger Mangyan people.

Where are they located?
The Tadyawan people live in the Philippines, on the island of Mindoro, just south of Luzon.

What are their lives like?
This people group grows rice, sweet potatoes, taro, and bananas. They are a poor tribal people.

What are their beliefs?
They worship nature spirits. Only four percent of this people group is Christian in any way. Most likely they are Christian in name only.

What are their needs?
The Tadyawan people need to learn ways to increase their harvests.

Prayer Points
* Ask God to lead faithful workers to disciple the Tadyawan people in the ways of Jesus Christ.
* Pray that a mission agency will begin translating the Bible into the language of this people group.
* Pray that the few Tadyawan followers of Jesus Christ would grow in faith and begin sharing the message of salvation with their countrymen.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-06-10
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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:East central Mindoro Orientale Province, Lake Naujan south.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Tadyawan
People Name General: Tadyawan
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 109684
Joshua Project People ID: 15169
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,500
Population all Countries: 3,500
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Tadyawan
Ethnic Code: MSY44x
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tadyawan
Language Code (ISO): tdy    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tagalog (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions96.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
(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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Tadyawan in Philippines

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      Tadyawan Philippines    
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