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Atta, Southern in Philippines

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
800 Atta, Faire Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.00 % No No   

Atta, Southern in Philippines

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Introduction / History
There are a at least four Atta languages, all of which are closely related. There is little known about the Southern Atta, a tribe that might not be around in 100 years. They are also known as the Faire Atta people.

Where are they located?
Cagayan Province, especially the municipality of Faire-Rizal, is where the Southern Attas live. They live along the Cagayan River.

What are their lives like?
The Southern Atta people live in a fertile land where they practice agriculture. They grow corn, rice and tobacco. Their lifestyle is simple by Filipino standards.

What are their beliefs?
The Southern Atta people have their own ethnic religion. Ethnic religions are a broad category of religious beliefs and practices linked with the adherents' ethnicity. Conversion typically equates to cultural assimilation to the ethnic group, so their communities are often hostile towards anyone who turns from their traditional ways.

What are their needs?
The Southern Atta people need someone who cares about them to help them adjust to a rapidly changing world that does not allow for tribal peoples to keep good land.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Southern Atta people will have a spiritual hunger.
* Pray that the Southern Atta leaders will look to Jesus to show them the way to adjust to all the changes around them.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement among the Southern Atta people.
* 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: 2018-06-04
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Country: Philippines
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Luzon, Cagayan Province, Santo Nino municipality, near Faire-Rizal.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Atta, Southern
People Name General: Atta, Southern
Alternate People Names:
Faire AgtaFaire Atta
Southern Atta
ROP3 Code: 109467
Joshua Project People ID: 15032
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 800
Population all Countries: 800
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
People Name General: Atta, Southern
Ethnic Code: AUG05
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Atta, Faire
Language Code (ISO): azt    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Atta, Pamplona (Unknown)Ibanag (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
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 %
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
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% 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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Atta, Southern in Philippines

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      Atta, Southern Philippines    
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