Ayta, Abellen in Philippines

Joshua Project has identified the Ayta, Abellen only in Philippines

Population

3,280

Christian

35%

Evangelical

5%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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
Location in Country Luzon, Region III, Tarlac Province, San Jose, Maamot; Sta. Juliana, Mayantoc, Capas
People Group Map Ayta, Abellen in Philippines PDF Version



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People Name General Ayta, Abellen
People Name in Country Ayta, Abellen
ROP3 Code 100033
Joshua Project People ID 10142
Indigenous Yes
Population in Philippines 3,280
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Abelling, Abenlen Sambal, Aborlin, Aburlin Negrito,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ayta, Abellen Ilocano
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Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Filipino, Tribal
People Name General Ayta, Abellen
Ethnic Code AUG05
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
35%    ( Evangelical  5% )
Ethnic Religions
65.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
100.00%
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Map Source: Mark Stevens
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