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.
It is difficult to contact and develop relationships with nomadic peoples.
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.
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 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|
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|Global Prayer Digest: 2012-12-16|
|People Name General||Idaksahak|
|People Name in Country||Idaksahak|
|Population in Algeria||2,400|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Unengaged||Yes (per Finishing the Task)|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Belbali, Dausahaq|
|Region||Middle East and North Africa|
|Persecution Rank||42 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Tamanrasset Source: Ethnologue 2010|
|Primary Language||Tadaksahak (2,400 speakers)|
|Language Code||dsq Ethnologue Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Tadaksahak|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|