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People of Chad

The total population of Chad is made up of almost 200 ethnic groups and this explains the wide diversity and heterogeneity with which the life of Chad People is marked. The nationals of the country are known as Chadian.

Religion of Chad People
The most important religion of Chad is Islam and it has been estimated that more than 50% of the total population of Chad is made of Muslim. Christianity is the second most prominent religion of the country and there are both Protestants and Catholic. Many people still believe and follow Animism, which is the native religion of the country.

Social Life of Chad People
The Chadian believes in the institution of marriage, but polygamy is permitted in their society. Family plays a very important role in the life of Chad People and is also regarded as the central unit of the society. The family is headed by the male member, i.e. husband, and consists of wives and children.

Languages of Chad
It is interesting to note that more than 120 dialects are spoken in Chad. But French and Arabic have been established as the official language of the country. Some of the other important languages spoken by the Chad People include Assongori, Barein, Bagirmi, Bua and Buduma.

Thus, it can be concluded that the cultural, religious, linguistic and social diversities in Chad have been influencing the life of the Chad People from the ancient times.