Cuyonon in Philippines

The Cuyonon have only been reported in Philippines
Population
211,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In the Philippine archipelago of 7,100 islands live the Cuyo people. This includes several dozen islands and islets — many uninhabited — huddled in the open sea northeast of Palawan Island with white-sand beaches and unspoiled tropical wilderness, popular with tourists. These islands were in the path of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.

Since Spaniards set foot on Cuyo in the 1600s, most Cuyonons have considered themselves Christians. Recognizing a thirst among the believers, a local denomination partnered with the Philippine Bible Society and published the New Testament in 1982. The eager church has now requested help to complete the whole Bible.

Amer R. Amor, a faculty member of the University of the Philippines who travels across the country, had this to say about the
town of Cuyo on Cuyo island: "Cuyo's greatest strength, and its reward to those who travel to the island, is its people. The warmth of their hospitality makes the town extra-special, and the humble manner in which they live their life is both remarkable and inspiring. They understand and respect the simple life. Commercialism is a concept that, even if not unheard of in the town, does not have a place in the island."

Until the 1980s, Cuyonon was widely spoken in Palawan and other areas. Now days the youth prefer the more prestigious Filipino or English to their mother tongue.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Cuyonon
People Name in Country Cuyonon
Population in Philippines 211,000
World Population 211,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Cuyo, Cuyonen, Cuyono, Cuyunon, Kuyunon
People ID 11452
ROP3 Code 102340
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Palawan coast, Cuyo Islands between Palawan and Panay.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Palawan coast, Cuyo Islands between Palawan and Panay..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Cuyonon (211,000 speakers)
Language Code cyo   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Cuyonon
Primary Language Cuyonon (211,000 speakers)
Language Code cyo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Cuyonon

Primary Language:  Cuyonon

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1939-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1982)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
General Cuyonon Language Project
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.00 %)
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
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
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