Palawano, Southwest in Philippines

Joshua Project has identified the Palawano, Southwest only in Philippines





Largest Religion

Main Language


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 1400's.

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.

Profile Source:   Bill Davis  

People Name General Palawano, Southwest
People Name in Country Palawano, Southwest
Population in Philippines 14,000
World Population 14,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Southwest Palawano, Western Palawano
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Filipino, Tribal
People Name General Palawano, Southwest
Ethnic Code AUG05
People ID 15071
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country South Palawan Island, west side from north of Rizal to the south tip, east side from Bataraza south, mostly along upland rivers, with a few living along the coast.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Palawano, Southwest Tagalog
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Palawano, Southwest Tagalog
For Primary Language: Palawano, Southwest

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2014)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
80.00 %
0.00 %
10.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source: Bill Davis  
Map Source: Mark Stevens  
Profile Source: Bill Davis  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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