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PEID: 46806

ROP: 101912

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal

Language: Central Bikol - (bcl)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Philippines

Also found in: United States

Population: 7,500,000

Global Population: 7,500,750

PEID: 46806

ROP: 101912

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Bicolano of Philippines, numbering 7,500,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Filipino, Tribal people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 7,500,750 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Central Bikol. The primary religion practiced by the Bicolano is Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Church founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.

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Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available