Kalinga, Butbut in Philippines

Kalinga, Butbut
Photo Source:  Chris Mapes 
Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Kalinga, Butbut
Country: Philippines
10/40 Window: No
Population: 18,000
World Population: 18,000
Primary Language: Kalinga, Butbut
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 60.00 %
Evangelicals: 16.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

There are five Butbut mountain villages: Bugnay, Buscalan, Locong, Butbut proper, and Ngibut. There are also several lowland resettlement villages including Ileb, Lacnog, Pakak, Binungsay, Anonong, San Pedro, Malapiat, and a few mixed villages. Many of the older Butbut still believe in animal sacrifice to appease the spirits for sick children or adults and other misfortune. There are three known evangelical Butbut pastors to their own people. Most of the villages have churches, either Catholic, Iglesia Ni Cristo, Baptist, or "born again" (Pentecostal). The main need is training for possible Butbut pastors. Onsite missionaries work to improve the health, sanitation, nutrition and build up existing, bible-believing churches.

Text Source:   Chris Mapes