Idaksahak in Algeria

Population

2,250

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

The Idaksahak ("Sons of Isaac") formerly were herders for Tuareg nobles, in return for their protection. This relationship has now broken down and there is less mixing of the two peoples, except they use the same watering holes and trade at the same markets. Some have become settled farmers. Many are nomads, and have few possessions apart from their animals. The nomads may range into Algeria and Niger. The men are often bi-lingual, speaking their own language and the language of the Tuareg. The women and children are often isolated in their camps, and speak only their own language. Schooling is available only in the towns, and will likely be in French.


Ministry Obstacles

It is difficult to contact and develop relationships with nomadic peoples.


Outreach Ideas

Gospel recordings are available in the Tadaksahak language. Workers should consider taking recordings to these people, developing friendships and pursuing opportunities to share the recordings.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be only a tiny handful of followers of Jesus among the Idaksahak people. These individuals need our prayers. Pray the Lord's Spirit will encourage them and lead them to fellowship together.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for good schools to be made available for the children, and that parents will see the importance of sending their children to school. Pray for adequate rain so their livestock will do well.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Idaksahak, Dausahaq
People Name in Country Idaksahak
Population in Algeria 2,250
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Belbali, Dausahaq
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Songhai
People Name General Idaksahak, Dausahaq
Ethnic Code NAB65b
Country Algeria
Continent Africa
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Tamanrasset
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tadaksahak 2,300
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tadaksahak 2,300
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Photo Source: Anonymous
Map Source: Anonymous
Profile Source:
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Get Involved
Register ministry activity for this group

Copyright © 2014 Joshua Project. A ministry of the U.S. Center for World Mission.