The Palawanos have been on Palawan since long before the Spanish or Moros came to the archipelago. They even have stories of the Sri Vijayan pirates of the 1400's.
Southern Palawan island, Philippines
They are poor, subsistence farmers of upland rice. Most areas do not have government schools. They face encroachment by settlers, loggers and mining companies.
Animist. But a number have become evangelical Christians in the last 35 years.
* Wisdom for church planting teams.
* Thank the Lord the New Testament is now available in this language
* Strength, wisdom, protection for the church leaders as they shepherd local congregations and conduct outreaches.
|Profile Source: Bill Davis|
|People Name General||Palawano, Southwest|
|People Name in Country||Palawano, Southwest|
|Population in Philippines||14,000|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|GSEC||6 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Southwest Palawano, Western Palawano|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Southwest Palawan Island, north of Rizal to the south tip, east side from Bataraza south, mostly along upland rivers, some along the coast. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language:||Palawano, Southwest People group listing|
|Language Code:||plv Ethnologue Listing|
|Written:||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Primary Language:||Palawano, Southwest|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 8.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|