Iberogen, Igdalen in Niger

Joshua Project has identified the Iberogen, Igdalen only in Niger







Largest Religion

Main Language


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The Iberogen (or Igdalen) are believed to have been among the first Berber people to move into this area, before large Tuareg groups migrated from the 11th to the 16th centuries AD. It is thought that Igdalen came to the Niger river valley from Morocco by the 11th century. They speak Tagdal, a mixed-Berber or Northern Songhai language. The Igdalen are closely related to the Dawsahak people of eastern Mali and the Sawaq in Niger, with whom they share a very similar language. Culturally, the Igdalen are often considered a Tuareg faction. They are centered around Tanout and Tchin Tabaraden in northern Niger, although some seasonal migration occurs with their livestock to the north and south. They are Muslim.

Ministry Obstacles

No scripture is reported as available in the Tagdal language nor are other resources such as Gospel recordings.

Outreach Ideas

Please pray for Gospel radio to be widely available throughout Niger in many languages. Pray the Iberogen people will learn of these broadcasts and be prompted to listen. Pray the Lord will give them understanding as they listen.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There is probably not a single follower of Jesus among the Iberogen tribe at this time. Pray the Lord will even now prepare their hearts to receive the Good News.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for pure drinking water for this tribe, and for adequate rainfall for their herds and crops.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Iberogen, Igdalen
People Name in Country Iberogen, Igdalen
Population in Niger 46,500
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Songhai
People Name General Iberogen, Igdalen
Ethnic Code NAB65b
Country Niger
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Between Tahoua central, Agadez north central, and Ingall northeast
People Group Map Iberogen, Igdalen in Niger PDF Version

Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tagdal (46,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tagdal 46,000
Category Resource
Largest Religion Islam
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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