Chad Arabic
(5,255 words)

1. A mosaic of peoples

The population of Chad, estimated at 8 million persons, is a true ethnic mosaic of diverse peoples spread unequally over a territory of 1,284,000 square kilometers. Several groups of peoples can be distinguished in the three climatic regions of the country. 

The ‘ Sara’ group in the prefectures of Middle Chari, Western Logone, and Eastern Logone, and the populations of the Mayo-Kebbi and…

Cite this page
Peder Patrice and Jullien de Pommerol, “Chad Arabic”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 23 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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