Palawano, Southwest of Philippines
People Name: Palawano, Southwest
Country: Philippines
Language: Palawano, Southwest
Population: 15,000
Unreached: No
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
% Adherents: 10.00 %
% Evangelical: 8.00 %
Progress Status: 4.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
PO Box 62614
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
The Palawanos have been on Palawan since long before the Spanish or Moros came to the archipelago. They even have stories of the Sri Vijayan pirates of the 1400s.

Where are they located?
Southern Palawan island, Philippines

What are their lives like?
They are poor, subsistence farmers of upland rice. Most areas do not have government schools. They face encroachment by settlers, loggers and mining companies.

What are their beliefs?
Animist. But a number have become evangelical Christians in the last 35 years.

Prayer Points
* Wisdom for church planting teams.
* Thank the Lord the New Testament is now available in this language
* Strength, wisdom, protection for the church leaders as they shepherd local congregations and conduct outreaches.

Palawano, Southwest of Philippines