Nemadi (Ikoku) are small hunting tribe of 400. According to some sources, their language is a dialect of Hassaniyya. According to others a mixture of Zenaga, Soninke and Hassaniyya. The name "Nemadi" itself appears to come from Soninke, where it means "master of dogs."
Nemadi (Ikoku) are located in eastern Mauritania. Mauritania is one of the poorest countries in the world. AIDS and slavery are real threats to the people in this country.
Nemadi people are mainly hunters. Subsistence farming and animal herding are also part of their lives.
Nemadi (Ikoku) people are 65 percent Islamic, and 35 percent practice only traditional religion. This people group is unreached and unengaged. There are no known believers among them. The Bible has been printed in their language, Hassaniyya, along with GRN audio resources, and the JESUS Film. They might not understand the dialect in these resources.
The most pressing need of Nemandi (Ikoku) people 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?
* Believers in Mauritania are known to be imprisoned, beaten or ostracized by family or tribe. Pray for religious freedom in Mauritania.
* Pray for encounters with the Lord Jesus, and that all who obey Him will be courageous.
* Health issues are serious and must be addressed if people are to live the abundant lives that Christ offers.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Region||West and Central Africa|
|Persecution Rank||47 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Hassaniyya (400 speakers)|
|Language Code||mey Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Hassaniyya|
Primary Language: Hassaniyya
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Hassaniyya|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Hassaniyya|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|