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Nemadi, lkoku in Mauritania

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
500 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Nemadi, lkoku in Mauritania

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Introduction / History
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."

Where are they located?
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.

What are their lives like?
Nemadi people are mainly hunters. Subsistence farming and animal herding are also part of their lives.

What are their beliefs?
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.

What are their needs?
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?

Prayer Points
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.


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Country: Mauritania
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:20 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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People Name in Country: Nemadi, lkoku
People Name General: Nemadi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107195
Joshua Project People ID: 13309
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 500
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Hassaniya
People Name General: Nemadi
Ethnic Code: CMT32y
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hassaniyya (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mey    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam65.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2002-2005
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsAudio New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hassaniyya
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Nemadi, lkoku in Mauritania

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People Cluster
    Arab, Hassaniya     Africa, West and Central    
      Nemadi Mauritania    
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            Nemadi, lkoku in Mauritania          
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      Islam     Hassaniyya  
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