Kalinga, Madukayang in Philippines

The Kalinga, Madukayang have only been reported in Philippines
Population
2,600
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

About 10,000 Majukayang people live in scattered village communities in the hills of Kalinga and Mountain Provinces on the northern Philippine island of Luzon. The majority of the Majukayang people are small-scale farmers who cultivate dry, hillside rice and use a slash-and-burn method to clear their upland garden plots. These hospitable, peace-loving farmers become fierce fighters when provoked. Revenge is an important cultural value. Inability to exercise revenge for offenses, or to avenge a loved-one's death, brings humiliation and shame.


What Are Their Beliefs?

For many years, the Anglican Church has had some influence among the Majukayang. But many clergy members were from outside the area and neither spoke the language nor understood the culture. So the Christian message has been unclear to Majukayang speakers. Unclear messaging has resulted in a syncretism of "Christian" ritual and animism.


What Are Their Needs?

People attend whichever church is holding services. People take mass when the Catholic priest comes to town. If the Anglican cleric is more available, they follow that system. Their valiant efforts to exploit every system available demonstrate sincere interest in pleasing God. Being able to understand the Scripture in their own language is needed in order for them to develop a deeper, closer, more personal relationship with God.

Penetration of the Gospel into Majukayang culture will bring an end to the generations-old curse of revenge killing. And believers desire to understand God's Word for themselves, rather than relying on visiting clergy to interpret Scripture from another language. The freedom Christ offers will liberate them from legalistic rituals and the fear that motivates animistic practices.


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People Name General Kalinga, Madukayang
People Name in Country Kalinga, Madukayang
Population in Philippines 2,600
World Population 2,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Madukayang Kalinga
People ID 13198
ROP3 Code 105998
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern Luzon, southeast Kalinga Province, Tabuk City; Mountain Province, Paracelis municipality.   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 Northern Luzon, southeast Kalinga Province, Tabuk City; Mountain Province, Paracelis municipality..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Kalinga, Majukayang
Language Code kmd   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Kalinga, Madukayang
Dialect Code 11410   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Ilocano
People Groups Speaking Kalinga, Majukayang
Primary Language Kalinga, Majukayang
Language Code kmd   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Kalinga, Madukayang
Dialect Code 11410   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Ilocano
People Groups Speaking Kalinga, Majukayang

Primary Language:  Kalinga, Majukayang

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2014)
Bible-New Testament No
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
Text / Printed Matter The Seed Company Translation Project
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
12.00 %
Ethnic Religions
88.00 %
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 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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