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Imeraguen in Mauritania

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
900 Language unknown Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Imeraguen in Mauritania

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Introduction / History
The Imraguen or Imeraguen (Berber: Imragen) are an ethnic group in Mauritania. Imeraguens are believed to have descended from the Bafour people. The name is a Berber word meaning "fishermen." Mauritania is one of the poorest countries in the world.

The main exports of Mauritania are fish, iron ore, and recently offshore oil. Corruption is still a significant factor in the Mauritanian economy at all levels. AIDS and slavery is allegedly still a factor, especially in the interior. Militarily powerless, the Imeraguen people were traditionally reduced to the degrading lower-caste status, forcibly ruled and taxed by more powerful Berber tribes.

Where are they located?
Imeraguen people are only located in Mauritania.

What are their lives like?
Most members of the group live in fishing villages in the Banc d'Arguin National Park, located on the Atlantic coast of Mauritania. They speak Hassaniya Arabic with some Berber vocabulary related to fishing.

What are their beliefs?
Imeraguens are 100 percent Muslims of the Sunni Maliki rite. Although audio resources (GRN), and the JESUS Film are available in their heart language, Hassaniya Arabic, we know of no followers of Christ among them.

What are their needs?
They require help to establish and maintain schools, medical clinics, drinking water, and sanitation facilities.

The most pressing need of the Imeraguen people of Mauritania 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? Is it you?

Prayer Points
* Health issues are serious and must be addressed. Pray for medical teams to help the Imeraguens and other peoples of Mauritania with this need.
* Pray for broken intercessors who will kneel before heaven's throne for as long as it takes to see a vibrant and victorious Imeraguen church.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-02-10
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Country: Mauritania
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:24 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Near Nouakchott, from Cape Timiris to Nouadhibou
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Imeraguen
People Name General: Imeraguen
ROP3 Code: 104005
Joshua Project People ID: 12220
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 900
Population all Countries: 900
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Hassaniya
People Name General: Imeraguen
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Language unknown (900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): Unknown     
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Imeraguen in Mauritania

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Arab, Hassaniya     Africa, West and Central    
      Imeraguen Mauritania    
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            Imeraguen in Mauritania          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Language unknown  
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