Isneg, Dibagat-Kabugao in Philippines

Joshua Project has identified the Isneg, Dibagat-Kabugao only in Philippines





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Isneg live in the provinces of Apayao and Abra. Apayao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Kabugao and borders Cagayan to the north and east, Abra and Ilocos Norte to the west, and Kalinga to the south. Apayao is subdivided into 7 municipalities: Calanasan, Conner Flora, Kabugao, Luna, Pudtol and Santa Marcela.

Abra is also a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Bangued, and it borders Ilocos Norte and Apayao on the north, Ilocos Sur and Mountain Province on the south, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur on the west, and Kalinga, and Apayao on the east. Abra is hemmed in by the towering mountain ranges of the Ilocos in the west and the Cordillera Central in the east. It has an extremely rugged terrain, with mountains and hills rising along its perimeter and interior. The plains are drained by the Abra River, which flows northward from Mt. Data in the Mountain Province.

The predominant languages in Abra are Ilocano and Itneg. Ilocano is generally spoken by about three-fourths of the region's total population and Itneg is spoken by about one-fourth. It is believed that the Isneg are mostly descendants of Ilocano settlers and members of the Tingguian tribe.

The Isneg's economy is agriculture-based. Its major crops are rice, corn, and root crops; and commercial produce are coffee, tobacco, and coconut. Extensive grassland and pasture areas are used for livestock production.

Profile Source:   Rey Awatin  

People Name General Isneg, Dibagat-Kabugao
People Name in Country Isneg, Dibagat-Kabugao
Population in Philippines 47,000
World Population 47,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Apayao, Dibagat-Kabugao-Isneg, Isnag, Isneg, Kalina
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Luzon, north Apayao.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Ilocano Isnag
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ilocano Isnag
For Primary Language: Isnag

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1961)
New Testament Yes   (1980-2005)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Ya bàbànán ne Dios nga nesúrát kiya baru wa túlag Gen Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Isnag Film / Video
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
45.00 %
Ethnic Religions
55.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source: Rey Awatin  
Map Source: Mark Stevens  
Profile Source: Rey Awatin  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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