Tadyawan in Philippines

Map Source:  Mark Stevens
People Name: Tadyawan
Country: Philippines
10/40 Window: No
Population: 3,700
World Population: 3,700
Primary Language: Tadyawan
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 4.00 %
Evangelicals: 2.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Traditionally Tadyawan wore a g-string, and the women wore a red cloth called papa, which wrapped around her upper body. Their lower bodies were covered by a white cloth they called talapi. Women wore colorful bracelets and necklaces. Today they dress more like the Filipino majority. They are a subtribe of the bigger Mangyan people.

Where Are they Located?

The Tadyawan people live in the Philippines, on the island of Mindoro, just south of Luzon.

What Are Their Lives Like?

This people group grows rice, sweet potatoes, taro, and bananas. They are a poor tribal people.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They worship nature spirits. Only four percent of this people group is Christian in any way. Most likely they are Christian in name only.

What Are Their Needs?

The Tadyawan people need to learn ways to increase their harvests.

Prayer Points

Ask God to lead faithful workers to disciple the Tadyawan people in the ways of Jesus Christ.
Pray that a mission agency will begin translating the Bible into the language of this people group.
Pray that the few Tadyawan followers of Jesus Christ would grow in faith and begin sharing the message of salvation with their countrymen.

Text Source:   Keith Carey