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Iberogen, Igdalen in Niger

Iberogen, Igdalen

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
53,000 Tagdal Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available Not available   

Iberogen, Igdalen in Niger

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The Iberogen (or Igdalen) are believed to have been among the first Berber people to move into this area, before large Tuareg groups migrated from the 11th to the 16th centuries AD. It is thought that Igdalen came to the Niger river valley from Morocco by the 11th century. They speak Tagdal, a mixed-Berber or Northern Songhai language. The Igdalen are closely related to the Dawsahak people of eastern Mali and the Sawaq in Niger, with whom they share a very similar language. Culturally, the Igdalen are often considered a Tuareg faction. They are centered around Tanout and Tchin Tabaraden in northern Niger, although some seasonal migration occurs with their livestock to the north and south. They are Muslim.

Ministry Obstacles
No scripture is reported as available in the Tagdal language nor are other resources such as Gospel recordings.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray for Gospel radio to be widely available throughout Niger in many languages. Pray the Iberogen people will learn of these broadcasts and be prompted to listen. Pray the Lord will give them understanding as they listen.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There is probably not a single follower of Jesus among the Iberogen tribe at this time. Pray the Lord will even now prepare their hearts to receive the Good News.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for pure drinking water for this tribe, and for adequate rainfall for their herds and crops.

Scripture Focus
"Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed." Acts 17:30-31

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Country: Niger
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:3
Location in Country:Between Tahoua central, Agadez north central, and Ingall northeast
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Iberogen, Igdalen
People Name General: Iberogen, Igdalen
ROP3 Code: 109694
Joshua Project People ID: 15177
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 53,000
Population all Countries: 53,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Songhai
People Name General: Iberogen, Igdalen
Ethnic Code: NAB65b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tagdal (53,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tda    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Iberogen, Igdalen in Niger

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Songhai     West and Central Africa    
      Iberogen, Igdalen Niger    
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            Iberogen, Igdalen in Niger          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Tagdal  
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