Idaksahak in Mali


Population
130,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 Mali 130,000
World Population 132,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Belbali, Dausahaq
People ID 12178
Country Mali
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 44  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gao region: Menaka circle; west into Ansongo circle. Menaka is principal town.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mali
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 44  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gao region: Menaka circle; west into Ansongo circle. Menaka is principal town..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Tadaksahak (130,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: dsq   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tadaksahak (130,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: dsq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tadaksahak

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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