Yogad in Philippines

Joshua Project has identified the Yogad only in Philippines

Population

25,700

Christian

95%

Evangelical

12%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Asia Missions (AMNET)


Introduction / History

The Yogads occupy five towns of Isabela, namely Echague, Angadanan, Santiago and Jones. They are a part of the Christianized Kalingas in Western Isabela. Similar to other Christian groups in the lowlands, the Yogad civilization is slightly influenced by the Spaniards. But they hold strongly to their many primitive customs and beliefs.

Their build is of the Indonesian type. They vary from reddish brown to dark brown in complexion, with straight black hair and dark brown eyes. They live in houses made of wood like bamboo and roof thatched with leaves. The men wear shirt and trousers while the women wear chemise and skirts. The Yogads are music and dance lovers.

The principal product of the Yogads is tobacco, and corn is an important food. They depend on agriculture for their source of livelihood. They are also fond of hunting in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Like the other highlanders, the Yogads are good in basket work, which they sell in nearby markets to help them with their monetary needs.

The Yogads are one of the smallest minority groups in the Cordillera area. They usually have little influence on whatever political decisions the local and national governments are doing within their territories. Their villages are usually under the leadership of local native leaders who have access to higher local government.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Yogads are originally animists, but with an influence of Christianity. Their primitive ways have been affected by Christian (mostly Catholic) customs and practices.


Prayer Points

* The Yogads have only a small Christian population. There is no report of a Christian ministry at present and any planted church among them. There is a need to start a pioneering Christian ministry among the Yogads. They need churches that will establish a true Christian faith in their communities.
* More information and more ethnographic studies about the Yogads are needed so Christians will be more aware of this people group.



Profile Source: Asia Missions (AMNET)
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Country Philippines
Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Echague and some nearby towns, Isabela Province, Luzon
People Group Map Yogad in Philippines PDF Version



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People Name General Yogad
People Name in Country Yogad
ROP3 Code 111083
Joshua Project People ID 16047
Indigenous Yes
Population in Philippines 25,700
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Northwest Kalinga,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gaddang Ibanag Ilocano Yogad
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Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Filipino, Tribal
People Name General Yogad
Ethnic Code MSY44z
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
95%    ( Evangelical  12% )
Ethnic Religions
5.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
70.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
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Map Source: Mark Stevens
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