Ayta, Abellen in Philippines

Joshua Project has identified the Ayta, Abellen only in Philippines
Population
3,500
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Ayta Abellen live in the mountains of western Tarlac province and across the border into Zambales province. The Abellen are semi-nomadic. Their primary sources of income are charcoal production and raising upland rice. Some also get hired to work in the fields of lowlanders while still others are hunters.

Because of the influx of Hambali Ayta into their area after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo and intermarriage with Ilokano lowlanders, the Ayta Abellen describe themselves as being mixed and scattered. While there are a fair number of very small settlements of Abellen deep in the mountains which are still relatively pure, there are now only one or two barangays which are predominately Abellen.

Most Abellen who have settled with lowlanders in barangays have at least one family member who is literate. Very few Abellen in the mountains are literate.

Most of the barangays where Abellen have settled with lowlanders have an evangelical church established but very few Abellen attend regularly. Except for three churches pastored by Abellen men, there is little vision for reaching the Abellen in the mountains with the gospel.

It is recognized that translated Scripture will need to be made available to non-literate Abellen in audio form. Literacy materials are also being field tested.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Ayta, Abellen
People Name in Country Ayta, Abellen
Population in Philippines 3,500
World Population 3,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Abelling, Abenlen Sambal, Aborlin, Aburlin Negrito
People ID 10142
ROP3 Code 100033
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Luzon, Region III, Tarlac Province, San Jose, Maamot; Sta. Juliana, Mayantoc, Capas   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Luzon, Region III, Tarlac Province, San Jose, Maamot; Sta. Juliana, Mayantoc, Capas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Ayta, Abellen   People group listing
Language Code: abp   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Ilocano
Primary Language: Ayta, Abellen   People group listing
Language Code: abp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Ilocano
Primary Language: Ayta, Abellen

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2006-2011)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Ayta, Abellen
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
35.00 %
Ethnic Religions
65.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
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