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Ayta, Abellen in Philippines

Ayta, Abellen

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,900 Ayta, Abellen Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 5.00 % No   

Ayta, Abellen in Philippines

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Introduction / History
The Ayta Abellen live in the mountains of western Tarlac province and across the border into Zambales province. The Abellen are semi-nomadic. Their primary sources of income are charcoal production and raising upland rice. Some also get hired to work in the fields of lowlanders while still others are hunters.

Because of the influx of Hambali Ayta into their area after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo and intermarriage with Ilokano lowlanders, the Ayta Abellen describe themselves as being mixed and scattered. While there are a fair number of very small settlements of Abellen deep in the mountains which are still relatively pure, there are now only one or two barangays which are predominately Abellen.

Most Abellen who have settled with lowlanders in barangays have at least one family member who is literate. Very few Abellen in the mountains are literate.

Most of the barangays where Abellen have settled with lowlanders have an evangelical church established but very few Abellen attend regularly. Except for three churches pastored by Abellen men, there is little vision for reaching the Abellen in the mountains with the gospel.

It is recognized that translated Scripture will need to be made available to non-literate Abellen in audio form. Literacy materials are also being field tested.

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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Southeast Asia
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:2
Location in Country:Luzon, Tarlac Province, San Jose, Maamot; Station Juliana, Mayantoc, and Capas.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ayta, Abellen
People Name General: Ayta, Abellen
Alternate People Names:
AbellingAbenlen Sambal
AborlinAburlin Negrito
ROP3 Code: 100033
Joshua Project People ID: 10142
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,900
Population all Countries: 5,900
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Ayta, Abellen
Ethnic Code: AUG05
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Language
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Primary Language: Ayta, Abellen
Language Code (ISO): abp    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Ilocano (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity35.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions65.00 % 
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]   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: 2006-2011
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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