Maguindanao in Philippines

The Maguindanao have only been reported in Philippines
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Largest Religion
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Introduction

Traditional Magindanao settlements were located near waterways. This allowed ease of transportation and communication by boat. Several of the major trading centers were also seats of political power, while other settlements along or near the waterways were controlled by local chiefs. This traditional pattern of settlement has been slowly altered by the building of roads that do not follow the natural course of the waterways. Large towns have sprung up along these highways, becoming new centers of commerce. Today, the Magindanao still produce nearly all of their own food.


Ministry Obstacles

Muslim religious leaders and teachers preside over religious life. They teach young schoolboys to read and memorize the Koran. It is very difficult for them to accept the teachings of another holy book, especially when it comes from the Catholic Filipinos, whom many Muslims view as enemies.


Outreach Ideas

Some Christian radio and television broadcasts are available for the Magindanao, but there have been very few responses to them.


Prayer Focus

Pray for God to encourage, strengthen, and protect and the small number of Magindanao believers. * Ask the Lord to raise up a strong local church among the Magindanao that will be a blessing to all Muslims in Mindanao.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts of the Magindanao people for the gospel.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to give mission agencies creative ideas with which to reach the Muslim Magindanao.


Scripture Prayers for the Maguindanao in Philippines.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-07-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-07-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-06-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-06-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-06-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-06-16
People Name General Maguindanao
People Name in Country Maguindanao
Pronunciation muh-gin-duh-NOW
Population this Country 1,304,000
Population all Countries 1,304,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 26
Alternate Names Magindanao; Magindanaon
People ID 13209
ROP3 Code 106017
Country Philippines
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Mindanao, most of Maguindanao Province, Cotabato city southeast to Lake Buluan; North Cotabato Province, south central area from Kayaga to Dillian; central Sultan Kudarat Province west of Lake Buluan; South Cotabato Province, northern tip.   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 Mindanao, most of Maguindanao Province, Cotabato city southeast to Lake Buluan; North Cotabato Province, south central area from Kayaga to Dillian; central Sultan Kudarat Province west of Lake Buluan; South Cotabato Province, northern tip..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Maguindanao in Philippines
Primary Language Maguindanaon
Language Code mdh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Maguindanaon
Language Code mdh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Maguindanaon

Primary Language:  Maguindanaon

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1946-2010)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maguindanaon
Film / Video The Bridge
Film / Video The Flood of Faith
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.04 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.90 %
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
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
85.0 %
Photo Source Mark Navales  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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