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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Filipino, Bicolano of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,400

ROP3 Code: 101912
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Tribal
Language: Central Bikol - (bcl)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Philippines

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Majority Located Where

  Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN - 170

  Louisville/Jefferson County, KY - 75

  St. Louis, MO - 50

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Brief Profile

Filipino, Bicolano people are the fifth-largest Filipino ethnolinguistic group that mostly live in the southeastern peninsula of Luzon, now containing the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Catanduanes, Sorsogon and Masbate (although the majority of Masbate's population are Visayans). Many Bicolanos also live in the province of Quezon. They speak the Bicol (Bokol) langauge with many also speaking English.

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 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 Filipino, Bicolano people.
  • Ask God to give the Filipino, Bicolano believers boldness to share the Gospel with their own people.
  • Pray Filipino, Bicolano 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 StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN170
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY75
United StatesOverlandSt. LouisMO50

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