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Hiligaynon in Philippines


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,065,000 Hiligaynon Christianity 99.00 % 11.74 %   

Hiligaynon in Philippines

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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Masbate Province, Jintotolo peninsula, south of Panguiranan; Western Visayas, almost all of Negros Occidental Province; Negros Oriental Province, Basay, Bayawan, and Canlaon municipalities; Panay island, Iloilo Province, from Iloilo city northeast along Guimaras strait to Binon-an, nearby islands; west and central Capiz Province, and Guimaras island; Mindanao, central west and eastern Sultan Kudarat Province; South Cotabato Province, from northwest towards Bayabas; North Cotabato Province, area west of Lake Buluan; Maguindanao Province, small border area south of Timbangan.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Hiligaynon
People Name General: Hiligaynon
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103779
Joshua Project People ID: 12102
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 8,065,000
Population all Countries: 8,065,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Central
People Name General: Hiligaynon
Ethnic Code: MSY44q
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hiligaynon
Language Code (ISO): hil    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity99.00 %(Evangelical: 11.74 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious1.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant5.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic85.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1900-1953
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1912-2002
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)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hiligaynon
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblica Hiligaynon
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Hiligaynon in Philippines

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Filipino, Central     Asia, Southeast    
      Hiligaynon Philippines    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Hiligaynon in Philippines          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Hiligaynon  
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