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Largest Ethnic Groups Of Chad Africa

Largest Ethnic Groups Of Chad Africa

Chad Ethnic Groups

Facts and statistics about the Largest Ethnic Groups of Chad in Africa as of 2017.



Chad is the largest of Africa's 16 landlocked countries with a population of 12 million people. With a country that size, there are many ethnic groups in the world's 22nd largest country of Chad.



Largest Ethnic Groups Of Chad Africa





The population of Chad Ethnic Groups are spread throughout the African country by climate and physical geography; the highest density of Chad's Ethnic Groups is found in the southwest, especially around Lake Chad. Lake Chad is the principal life source of the Sahel region. However, the dry Saharan region to the north in Chad is the least densely populated.

The five largest ethnic groups in Chad Africa in order are:

Sara
Bornu
Arab
Maba
Gorane

Chad Sara ethnic group forms the largest percentage of the population in the central parts of the Chari and Logone river basins.

Bornu was the historical kingdom in northeastern Nigeria and Chad. Bornu was originally the southernmost province of the Kanem Empire, an ancient kingdom that reached its peak in the 12th and 13th centuries.

The Baggāra are a grouping of Arab ethnic groups inhabiting the portion of Africa's Sahel mainly between Lake Chad and southern Kordofan.

Maba people are a minority ethnic group found primarily in the mountainous Ouaddaï region of eastern Chad, with some across its border with Sudan and Central African Republic.

Daza also known as Dazaga is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by the Daza people inhabiting northern Chad. The Daza are also known as the Gorane in Chad.



Did you know?

Lake Chad, the most significant water body in the Sahel, is a remnant of a former inland sea, paleolake Mega-Chad; at its greatest extent, sometime before 5000 B.C., Lake Mega-Chad was the largest of four Saharan paleolakes that existed during the African Humid Period; it covered an area of about 400,000 sq km (150,000 sq mi), roughly the size of today's Caspian Sea.

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