Bolinao Sambal in Philippines

The Bolinao Sambal have only been reported in Philippines
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Like any lowland groups, the Bolinao people have been influenced by the Spanish conquerors as evidenced by their centuries old Church. They are proud of this cultural heritage as shown in their municipal Library, and the Bolinao Museum. The Bolinaos are eager to progress through education. They are hospitable and hardworking yet fun loving.

They have regular celebrations such as feasts of saints, town and barangay (small village) fiestas highlighted with beauty contests, and cultural shows. Even though staunchly Roman Catholic, the Bolinao people engage in animistic practices that betray their deep fears of the spirit world. The Mananatigwa 'folk healer' is sought for every ailment, dreams or recovery of lost animals or items. Bolinaos also practice talking to the dead. They are afraid of the spirits of their dead loved ones. The Mananantigwa is summoned to offer choice food to the spirits of these dead in order to appease them. Only when they read the Bible in the language they understand best will the Bolinao people be truly set free from the bondage of these fears.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bolinao Sambal in Philippines.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bolinao Sambal
People Name in Country Bolinao Sambal
World Population 127,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Bolinao; Bolinao Zambal
People ID 10916
ROP3 Code 101566
Country Philippines
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Luzon, West Pangasinan Province, Bolinao and Anda municipalities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Philippines
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Luzon, West Pangasinan Province, Bolinao and Anda municipalities..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Bolinao
Language Code smk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Ilocano Tagalog
Primary Language Bolinao
Language Code smk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Ilocano
  Tagalog
People Groups Speaking Bolinao

Primary Language:  Bolinao

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1963-1998)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2012)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bolinao
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Si Biblia
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Mark Stevens  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more