Tagbanwa, Central in Philippines

Joshua Project has identified the Tagbanwa, Central only in Philippines





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Tagbanwa are one of the oldest people groups in the Philippines. The Spaniards ruled them for some time.

The Central Tagbanwa live in the eastern and western coastal region of central Palawan in Aborian, Quezon and other places. They speak the language of Central Tagbanwa which could be going extinct. They also speak Palawano.

The Tagbanwa have their own religion and they believe that the living and the dead communicate with each other. They have four main gods and rituals are performed for them.

The Tagbanwa are monogamous and live in houses made of bamboo and wood. They make baskets, woodcarvings and mats which is their main income. They cultivate rice and mix it with sweet potatoes. They also gather and sell forest products and honey.

The Tagbanwa like music, dancing and drama as well as craft work.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Christians in other Tagbanwa tribes will lead the Central Tagbanwa to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials in a format they like will lead them to Salvation too.


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/tagbanwa people

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tagbanwa, Central
People Name in Country Tagbanwa, Central
Population in Philippines 3,800
World Population 3,800
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Binga Tagbanwa, Central Tagbanwa
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Filipino, Tribal
People Name General Tagbanwa, Central
Ethnic Code MSY44m
People ID 11139
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North Palawan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Cuyonon Tagalog Tagbanwa, Central
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Cuyonon Tagalog
Tagbanwa, Central
For Primary Language: Tagbanwa, Central

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
85.0 %
Map Source: Mark Stevens  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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