Idaksahak in Algeria


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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 migrated to sub-Saharan Africa between the eighth and ninth centuries, and they were among the first Muslim groups in the area.


What Are Their Lives Like?

More of them are town dwellers than at any time in their history. Others have become settled farmers. Many are nomads and have few possessions apart from their animals. The nomads may range into Algeria and Niger. Life has essentially remained one of pastoral care for livestock century after century. They are nomads who hold few possessions and continually stay on the move across the deserts of Algeria. 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. They carry out trade with the Arabs in the region, exchanging their livestock for agricultural goods.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They were once religious experts and livestock tenders for higher caste Tuareg (aka, Tamacheq) factions. They remain solidly Sunni Muslim. Islam is a central part of their identity. Their faith is in the religious system of Islam, not in the blood of Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Idaksahak in Algeria.

Pray for workers to take Christ to the Idaksahak people. Pray for spiritual discernment and a hunger for truth. Pray for Idaksahak disciples to make more disciples. Pray for dreams and visions of the risen Christ among the Idaksahak people, drawing them to his side.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-12-16
People Name General Idaksahak
People Name in Country Idaksahak
Pronunciation ee-DAHK-sahk
Population this Country 3,800
Population all Countries 167,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Belbali; Dausahaq
People ID 12178
ROP3 Code 103948
Country Algeria
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 22  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Tamanrasset   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Algeria
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 22  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Tamanrasset.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Map of Idaksahak in Algeria Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Tadaksahak (3,800 speakers)
Language Code dsq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tadaksahak (3,800 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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni
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


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