Idaksahak in Algeria

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People Name: Idaksahak
Country: Algeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,500
World Population: 160,500
Primary Language: Tadaksahak
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Songhai
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:


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.

Text Source:   Joshua Project