Republique Du Tchad Kelly-Anne McGreevy & Leticia Peralta-White
Location Surrounding Countries: Libya, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Niger, Capital: N'Djamena
N’Djamena founded in 1900 and suffered from war.
Some people are very sensitive to abuse.
N’Djamena located on top of Cameroon
Colonization 1891 – French in Chad Chad under government control Chad in WWII August 11, 1960
Zakouma National Park 1,200-square-mile national park There are large herds of elephants, lions, giraffes, wildebeests, monkeys, and a wide variety of antelopes and birdlife. In 2006 there was the Zakouma elephant slaughter There are racers who come from the Tibesti mountain regions for Camel Racing.
Language Main Languages: French and Arabic 100 + spoken languages Religion:
About half of the population follow Islam, while some 30 percent are Christians, 20% other religions.
Chadian Diets The diet consists of boule, a stiff porridge made of millet and sorghum. They usually eat milk and dates; no safe water; Fish is common in the north “Vampire“ is a traditional dish made from animal blood and liver. Chadians also enjoy mutton, goat and chicken
Everyday Culture Chadian people show interest by listening intently. They also consult a third person in solving conflicts. People from Chad never shake with dirty hands Instead of knocking, they will clap their hands together 5 times, loudly.
Culture (Continued) Greetings and Hand/Body Gestures No shorts for men Women often wear long dresses and turbans.
Beignets – Donuts! ½ cup d’eaubouillante ¼ cup du beurre ½ cup de la farine Deuxoeufs 1 tsp extrait de la vanille
Ah Bon? What would a Chadian do to see if someone was at home? What do women often wear? Do people from Chad talk during dinner? As a colony, what was Chad used for? What are a Chadian’s main diet? Which religions are most predominate? Name two types of animals found in Zakouma National Park. Name at least three of the six countries surrounding Chad.