Manobo, Higaunon in Philippines

Joshua Project has identified the Manobo, Higaunon only in Philippines
Population
44,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Where Are they Located?

The Higaunon are located throughout provinces of Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Sur and extending into Bukidnon.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are slash and burn farmers but learning how to do wet rice farming. The encroachment of the lowlanders and the influence of government sponsored education is changing their lives rapidly.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Historically animistic, they worship their ancestors and call on the spirits that live in the rivers, rocks, trees and mountains. They used to travel through the jungles looking for a hidden pathway that would take them to heaven, that blue dome overhead that we call the sky, so they could escape death.


What Are Their Needs?

The New Testament is complete as of 2008 and the Old Testament is being worked on. The church is self-sufficient; their main need is to get the rest of Scriptures completed. This is a long and arduous and expensive task.


Prayer Points

* Pray for unity in the church. Like many people groups around the world, relationships are more important than truth.
*Pray that believers would not compromise. The government has put in electricity and are building more highways in their areas. The temptations that come with all that are very challenging to the church.
*Pray that they would keep their eyes on the task before them. Some have been swayed even after preaching against it. Others are teetering on compromise thinking they will lose out on something if they don't agree with the unbelievers and the promises they give, however empty.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Manobo, Higaunon
People Name in Country Manobo, Higaunon
Population in Philippines 44,000
World Population 44,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bukidnon, Higaonon Manobo, Misamis Higaonon
People ID 12092
ROP3 Code 103767
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North central Mindanao, Butuan river basin, northwest Agusan del Sur Province; Agusan del Norte Province, south of Butuan city.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North central Mindanao, Butuan river basin, northwest Agusan del Sur Province; Agusan del Norte Province, south of Butuan city..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Higaonon

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1987)
New Testament Yes   (2009)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
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 %
Photo Source: Mark Ellis, OMF International   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Mark Stevens  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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