Idaksahak in Mali


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Main Language
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Introduction / History

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 consider the Idaksahak a Tuareg clan.

Most Idaksahak people are in Mali, but a small number live further north in Algeria.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some have become settled farmers. Many are nomads and have few possessions apart from their animals. 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.
What Are Their Beliefs?

The Idaksahak people are entirely Muslim. They agree with Muslim theology regarding the supremacy of Allah above all other gods. Yet, they depend on other spiritual forces in their daily lives. As far as we know, there are few, if any Idaksahak believers in Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

Because of the lack of rain in their region, the Idaksahak people’s livestock and crops are suffering. They need good schools and medical facilities.


Prayer Points

Pray for good schools for Idaksahak children. May parents will see the importance of sending their children to school.
Pray for adequate rain as a practical testimony of God’s power and love.
Pray for the gospel to have a lasting impact on the Idaksahak people.
Pray for a movement to Christ among the Idaksahak this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Idaksahak in Mali.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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People Name General Idaksahak
People Name in Country Idaksahak
Pronunciation ee-DAHK-sahk
Population this Country 176,000
Population all Countries 180,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Belbali; Dausahaq
People ID 12178
ROP3 Code 103948
Country Mali
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 24  (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 2018
Country Mali
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 24  (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 2018
Map of Idaksahak in Mali
Primary Language Tadaksahak (176,000 speakers)
Language Code dsq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tadaksahak (176,000 speakers)
Language Code dsq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tadaksahak

Primary Language:  Tadaksahak

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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
Photo Source jhntering - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more