Manobo, Umayamnon in Philippines

Joshua Project has identified the Manobo, Umayamnon only in Philippines





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

This ethnic group has been in existence as far back as memory can recall. In relatively modern time, what we can remember is that, the leader and hero of this tribe is Datu Manhurayan, whose great great grandson is Datu Sangku-an, Teodoro Lipuhan Perino.

Where Are they Located?

Within the headwaters of Pulangi River in Bukidnon Province and Umayam River in Agusan del Sur.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They live very ordinary lives, mostly dependent on below-subsistence level upland farming, fishing from the river, and gathering of non-timber natural resources.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Some are still practicing the traditional customs and beliefs. They believe in the existence of the Almighty Super Natural being who created everything and controls everything. Some have been made Christians through American and Filipino missionaries.

What Are Their Needs?

Their existence and survival are being threatened in their ancestral domain by the migrants and some other sub-tribes of Bukidnon and Agusan del Sur. Besides, they need appropriate livelihood projects for daily needs. They live far below the poverty line.

Prayer Points

Pray for protection in their Ancestral Domain from the oppressive mayor of Cabanglasan Municipality and non-supportive governor of Bukidnon province.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Manobo, Umayamnon
People Name in Country Manobo, Umayamnon
Population in Philippines 6,800
World Population 6,800
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Filipino, Tribal
People Name General Manobo, Umayamnon
Ethnic Code MSY44x
People ID 18945
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Mindanao.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Manobo, Agusan: Umayam (6,800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Manobo, Agusan: Umayam 6,800
For Primary Language: Manobo, Agusan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1962-1995)
New Testament Yes   (1999-2001)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Kasuyatan to Diyus Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
97.00 %
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 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
Photo Source: OMF International  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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