The Mamanwa people group live in the Philippines in several places such as Agusan del Norte. They speak an Austronesian language and are also known as Mamanwa Negritos. The oldest males who are most well thought of are their leaders and they judge in community matters. The Mamanwa have great respect for elders. Leaders are prevented from conferring leadership to nearest relatives.
Traditional hunting is disappearing but they have kept their other customs and traditions. They have work and support agreements with other groups they are allied to. Heavy industry has caused them to go to less well-off regions of the country. It has been said that the Mamanwa are descended from the original inhabitants of the Philippines.
The Mamanwa eat wild fruit, nuts, honey and python meat. The Mamanwa make baskets and hammocks. They have a nomadic lifestyle which could be an obstacle to the gospel. They believe in spirits with Magbabaya as the main god.
* Scripture Prayers for the Negrito, Mamanwa in Philippines.
* Pray that Philippine Christians will give the Mamanwa the gospel message.
* The Mamanwa like what is good, pray that this will lead them to Jesus Christ and that this will cause them to give their lives to Him.
* Pray that the elders among them will come to Jesus Christ and that will lead others among the Mamanwa to salvation also.
ethnicgroupsphilippines.com/peoples/ethnic groups in the philippines/mamanwa
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2016-06-07|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2018-06-05|
|People Name General||Negrito, Mamanwa|
|People Name in Country||Negrito, Mamanwa|
|Natural Name||Mamanwa Negrito|
|Population this Country||9,400|
|Population all Countries||9,400|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||6 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Mamanwa; Mamanwa Negrito|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||East Mindanao, Lake Mainit area, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte provinces. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Language Code||mmn Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Minamanwa
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1982)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Ya mga panaba na Diyos|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.30 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|