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Yogad in Philippines


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
28,000 Yogad Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % No No   

Yogad in Philippines

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Introduction / History
The Yogads occupy five towns of Isabela, namely Echague, Angadanan, Santiago and Jones. They are a part of the Christianized Kalingas in Western Isabela. Similar to other Christian groups in the lowlands, the Yogad civilization is slightly influenced by the Spaniards. But they hold strongly to their many customs and beliefs.

Their build is of the Indonesian type. They vary from reddish brown to dark brown in complexion, with straight black hair and dark brown eyes. They live in houses made of wood like bamboo and roof thatched with leaves. The men wear shirt and trousers while the women wear chemise and skirts. The Yogads are music and dance lovers.

The principal product of the Yogads is tobacco, and corn is an important food. They depend on agriculture for their source of livelihood. They are also fond of hunting in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Like the other highlanders, the Yogads are good in basket work, which they sell in nearby markets to help them with their monetary needs.

The Yogads are one of the smallest minority groups in the Cordillera area. They usually have little influence on whatever political decisions the local and national governments are doing within their territories. Their villages are usually under the leadership of local native leaders who have access to higher local government.

What are their beliefs?
The Yogads are originally animists, but with an influence of Christianity. Their ways have been affected by Christian (mostly Catholic) customs and practices.

Prayer Points
* The Yogads have only a small Christian population. There is a need to start a pioneering Christian ministry among the Yogads. They need churches that will establish a true Christian faith in their communities.
* More information and more ethnographic studies about the Yogads are needed so Christians will be more aware of this people group.
* 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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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Luzon, Isabela Province, Echague and nearby towns.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Yogad
People Name General: Yogad
Alternate People Names:
Northwest Kalinga
ROP3 Code: 111083
Joshua Project People ID: 16047
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 28,000
Population all Countries: 28,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Yogad
Ethnic Code: MSY44z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yogad
Language Code (ISO): yog    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gaddang (Unknown)Ibanag (Unknown)
Ilocano (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity15.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions85.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% 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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Yogad in Philippines

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