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Manobo, Umayamnon in Philippines

Manobo, Umayamnon

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,100 Manobo, Agusan Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 %   

Manobo, Umayamnon in Philippines

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Introduction / History
This ethnic group has been in existence as far back as memory can recall. In relatively modern time, what we can remember is that, the leader and hero of this tribe is Datu Manhurayan, whose great great grandson was Datu Sangku-an, Teodoro Lipuhan Perino. Datu Sangku-an passed away in 2008 and the current Datu of the tribe is Datu Sangku-an's second son Jemuel Madrid Perino.

Where are they located?
Within the headwaters of Pulangi River in Bukidnon Province and Umayam River in Agusan del Sur.

What are their lives like?
They live very ordinary lives, mostly dependent on below-subsistence level upland farming, fishing from the river, and gathering of non-timber natural resources.

What are their beliefs?
Some are still practicing the traditional customs and beliefs. They believe in the existence of the Almighty Super Natural being who created everything and controls everything. Some have been made Christians through American and Filipino missionaries.

What are their needs?
Their existence and survival are being threatened in their ancestral domain by the migrants and some other sub-tribes of Bukidnon and Agusan del Sur. Besides, they need appropriate livelihood projects for daily needs. They live far below the poverty line.

Prayer Points
Pray for protection of the family from death threats for standing their ground in keeping and protecting their ancestral domain.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-06-06
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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Caraga region: Agusan del Norte province west; Agusan del Sur province, west area southeast of Lake Buluan; Surigao del Norte province south tip, inland; Surigao del Sur province southwest of Lanuza peninsula to Lianga bay; Davao region: Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte provinces’ north borders; Davao Oriental province scattered; Northern Mindanao region: Bukidnon province, scattered.
(Source: Ethnologue 2017)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Manobo, Umayamnon
People Name General: Manobo, Umayamnon
ROP3 Code: 115483
Joshua Project People ID: 18945
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,100
Population all Countries: 7,100
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Manobo, Umayamnon
Ethnic Code: MSY44x
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Manobo, Agusan (7,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): msm    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Umayam
Dialect Code:20747
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions97.00 % 
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 Catholic100.00 %
(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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1962-1995
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 Manobo, Agusan
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Kasuyatan to Diyus
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Manobo, Umayamnon in Philippines

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