Manobo, Tigwahanon in Philippines

The Manobo, Tigwahanon have only been reported in Philippines
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Manobo are a big group of ethnic Mindanao people divided into several sub-tribes. Anthropologists have given varied groupings, including the Tigwahanon.

The Tigwahanon inhabit the Bukidnon and Davao del Norte border, specifically in the municipality of San Fernando Watersheds in Agusan del Norte, Bukidnon, Agusan Sur and Misamis Occidental.

The areas where the tribes live are generally underdeveloped with poor infrastructure. Dispossessed of their tribal lands, they have little control over their lands. They practice swidden agriculture and live off the forest. They are driven off the land by loggers and corporate plantations.

Unlike the dominant Muslim tribes, they have failed to consolidate themselves and thus have no significant voice in politics. Because of their unattended grievances, they are prey to the communist rebels and other dissident movements who wish to use them against the government.

Effective ministries are those that combine evangelism with discipleship and community development. Upland farm technologies are in demand to help uplift the economic situation of the people. Education and medical assistance are other basic needs in the area.

Hindrances to the Gospel include the bitterness of hill tribes at being dispossessed of their ancestral lands by Catholic lowlanders, whom they collectively lump with other Christians.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Manobo, Tigwahanon in Philippines.

* Pray that more Manobo pastors and church leaders will be raised up to reach out to their own people.
* Pray for wisdom for those who are ministering to them right now. That they will be able to clearly present Christ to these people.
* Pray for improved living conditions
* Pray that the surge of materialism (due to lowlander influence) will be stopped by the gospel
* Pray that their efforts to hold on to their land will be successful. That they will not deceived by opportunistic lowlanders with offers of money.


Profile Source:   Asia Missions (AMNET)  

People Name General Manobo, Tigwahanon
People Name in Country Manobo, Tigwahanon
World Population 13,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Tigua, Tigwa
People ID 19188
ROP3 Code 115482
Country Philippines
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Mindanao, south central Bukidnon, North Cotabato (northeast), and northwestern Davao del Sur provinces.   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, south central Bukidnon, North Cotabato (northeast), and northwestern Davao del Sur provinces..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Manobo, Matigsalug (13,000 speakers)
Language Code mbt   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Tigwa
Dialect Code 13648   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Manobo, Matigsalug (13,000 speakers)
Language Code mbt   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Tigwa
Dialect Code 13648   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Manobo, Matigsalug

Primary Language:  Manobo, Matigsalug

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1972-2005)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Meupiya ne panugtulen: Bibliya ne Matigsalug
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.50 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
75.00 %
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
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
Photo Source OMF International 
Map Source Mark Stevens  
Profile Source Asia Missions (AMNET)  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more