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THE FACTS
NAME: Chad
LOCATION: Africa & The Middle East
GOVERNMENT:   Republic
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: French (official), Arabic (official), Sara (in south), more than 120 different languages and dialects are spoken as well.
MAJOR RELIGION(S):  Muslim 51%, Christian 35%, animist 7%, other 7% .
MAJOR ETHNIC GROUPS: 200 distinct groups; in the north and center: Arabs, Gorane (Toubou, Daza, Kreda), Zaghawa, Kanembou, Ouaddai, Baguirmi, Hadjerai, Fulbe, Kotoko, Hausa, Boulala, and Maba, most of whom are Muslim; in the south: Sara (Ngambaye, Mbaye, Goulaye), Moundang, Moussei, Massa, most of whom are Christian or animist; about 1,000 French citizens live in Chad as well.

   
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