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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Filipino, Ilocano of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 99,660

ROP3 Code: 103997
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Central
Language: Iloko - (ilo)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Philippines

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Majority Located Where

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 100

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 16

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Brief Profile

Filipino Ilocano people are the third largest Filipino ethnolinguistic group that mostly reside within the Ilocos Region in the northwestern seaboard of Luzon, Philippines. Most Ilokanos speak the Ilokano language, which has 40 dialects.

As a whole, they are better educated, more likely to have strong English language skills, more likely to be citizens in the United States or Canada, less likely to enter North America as refugees or asylum seekers, and less likely to live below the federal poverty line. Many are employed in the healthcare sector.

Most Ilokanos are Roman Catholics, while a significant number belong to the Aglipayan Church, which originated in Ilocos Norte. Catholicism in the Philippines combines belief in patron saints with belief in supernatural forces. Many consult faith healers for herbal treatments of physical ailments.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God will ignite passion for Him and His work among the Ilocano people.
  • Ask God to give the Ilocano believers boldness to share the Gospel with their own people.
  • Pray Ilocano believers will cross cultures and evangelize the many least reached people groups in North America.


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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX100
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON16



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