Which language is spoken in Chad?

What is the first language in Chad?

Although the only official languages in Chad are Arabic and French, there are also more than 100 tribal languages spoken and a dialect of Arabic known as Chadian Arabic is the closest thing the country has to a national trade language. Chadian Arabic is a mix of “literary” Arabic, French and local dialects.

What percentage of Chad speaks French?

OIF figures

Country French speakers %
Central African Republic 1,343,435 28.36%
Chad 1,957,478 12.75%
Comoros 216,174 25.97%
Congo 3,182,255 58.93%

What food is Chad known for?


  • Peanut sauce: Most frequently served with rice.
  • Karkanji: Spiced red tea made from hibiscus flowers.
  • Daraba: Traditional dish comprising okra, sweet potato, tomato and greens.
  • Tilapia: Commonly eaten fish often smoked or dried.

What is the French name for Chad?


Republic of Chad République du Tchad (French) جمهورية تشاد (Arabic) Jumhūriyyat Tšād
Anthem: La Tchadienne (French) نشيد تشاد الوطني (Arabic) (English: “The Chadian Hymn”) Menu 0:00
Capital and largest city N’Djamena 12°06′N 16°02′E
Official languages Arabic • French

Are Chadians Arab?

It is also spoken elsewhere in the vicinity of Lake Chad in the countries of Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger. Finally, it is spoken in slivers of the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

Chadian Arabic
لهجة تشادية
Native to Chad, Cameroon, Sudan, South Sudan, Nigeria, Niger
Native speakers 1.6 million (2015)
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