Sangil in Philippines

Joshua Project has identified the Sangil only in Philippines





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Sangil descended from Sangihe, an archipelago in Eastern Indonesia, from where they hailed. The tribe was already Muslim long before they came to the Philippines and, ahead of the introduction of Islam to Mindanao. Sangil, an Austronesian language, appears to have an affinity to Sama, with regards to the pronunciation of words, manner of speaking and vocabulary.

Where Are they Located?

Concentrations of Sangil inhabit the islands of Balut and Sarangani, as well as parts of the coastal region of South Cotabato and Davao del Sur Provinces.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Primary subsistence of the Sangil revolve around fishing and lowland, intensive agriculture and horticulture. Boat-building is also a prime activity, such as vintas and pump boats. Traditionally, local village groups were comprised of exogamous matrilineages; (normal) Filipino bilateral relationships developed later.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sangil
People Name in Country Sangil
Population in Philippines 9,200
World Population 9,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Sanggil
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Filipino, Muslim
People Name General Sangil
Ethnic Code MSY44y
People ID 14724
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Balut Island, Sarangani Island, Mindanao.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sangil (9,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sangil 9,200
For Primary Language: Sangil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1981-2007)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Sangil Film / Video
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
98.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
Photo Source: The Commission Online  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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