Imeraguen in Mauritania

The Imeraguen have only been reported in Mauritania
Population
800
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Imraguen or Imeraguen (Berber: Imragen) are an ethnic group in Mauritania. Imeraguens are believed to have descended from the Bafour people. The name is a Berber word meaning "fishermen." Mauritania is one of the poorest countries in the world.

The main exports of Mauritania are fish, iron ore, and recently offshore oil. Corruption is still a significant factor in the Mauritanian economy at all levels. AIDS and slavery is allegedly still a factor, especially in the interior. Militarily powerless, the Imeraguen people were traditionally reduced to the degrading lower-caste status, forcibly ruled and taxed by more powerful Berber tribes.


Where Are they Located?

Imeraguen people are only located in Mauritania.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most members of the group live in fishing villages in the Banc d'Arguin National Park, located on the Atlantic coast of Mauritania. They speak Hassaniya Arabic with some Berber vocabulary related to fishing.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Imeraguens are 100 percent Muslims of the Sunni Maliki rite. Although audio resources (GRN), and the JESUS Film are available in their heart language, Hassaniya Arabic, we know of no followers of Christ among them.


What Are Their Needs?

They require help to establish and maintain schools, medical clinics, drinking water, and sanitation facilities.

The most pressing need of the Imeraguen people of Mauritania is to understand the truth of the loving God, who has made provision for them to become His children through full payment of their sins. Who will pay the price to tell them? Is it you?


Prayer Points

* Health issues are serious and must be addressed. Pray for medical teams to help the Imeraguens and other peoples of Mauritania with this need.
* Pray for broken intercessors who will kneel before heaven's throne for as long as it takes to see a vibrant and victorious Imeraguen church.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imraguen_people
https://fi.pinterest.com/pin/537898749214074908/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-02-10
People Name General Imeraguen
People Name in Country Imeraguen
Population in Mauritania 800
World Population 800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 12220
ROP3 Code 104005
Country Mauritania
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Near Nouakchott, from Cape Timiris to Nouadhibou   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Mauritania
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Near Nouakchott, from Cape Timiris to Nouadhibou.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Language unknown (800 speakers)
Language Code xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Language unknown
Primary Language Language unknown (800 speakers)
Language Code xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Language unknown

Primary Language:  Language unknown

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Unknown
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
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
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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