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PEID: 7638

ROP: 101120

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal

Language: Magbukun Ayta - (ayt)

Alternate Name(s): Mariveles Ayta, Bataan Ayta, Mag-Beken

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Philippines

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Population: 2,500

Global Population: 2,500

PEID: 7638

ROP: 101120

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical

Overview: The Bataan Sambal of Philippines, numbering 2,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Filipino, Tribal people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Philippines. Their primary language is Magbukun Ayta. The primary religion practiced by the Bataan Sambal is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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