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.
Within the headwaters of Pulangi River in Bukidnon Province and Umayam River in Agusan del Sur.
They live very ordinary lives, mostly dependent on below-subsistence level upland farming, fishing from the river, and gathering of non-timber natural resources.
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.
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.
Pray for protection in their Ancestral Domain from the oppressive mayor of Cabanglasan Municipality and non-supportive governor of Bukidnon province.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2016-06-06|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Mindanao Source: Ethnologue 2010|
|Primary Language:||Manobo, Agusan (6,700 speakers) People group listing|
|Language Code:||msm Ethnologue Listing|
|Written:||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Dialect Code:||20747 Global Recordings Listing|
|Primary Language:||Manobo, Agusan|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1962-1995)|
|New Testament||Yes (1999-2001)|
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Kasuyatan to Diyus|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
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