Filipino, Cebuano of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 31,500

ROP3 Code: 110577
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Filipino, Central
Language: Cebuano - (ceb)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Philippines

Status of Christianity


No Longer Unreached

GSEC Level: 4

Majority Located Where

  Richardson, TX - 1,000

  Dallas, TX - 100

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Brief Profile

The majority of Filipino, Cebuano people originated from Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor, Biliran, Western and Southern Leyte, eastern Negros and most of northern and southeastern Mindanao in the Philippines. They speak Cebuano with many fluent in 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 Cebuano 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 Cebuano people.
  • Ask God to give the Cebuano believers boldness to share the Gospel with their own people.
  • Pray Cebuano believers will cross cultures and evangelize the many least reached people groups in North America.

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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesRichardsonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX1,000
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX100