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Chadian Arabs

Chadian Arabs
Population: 2.5 million

Location: Central and Southern Chad and parts of Sudan, which is in the dry central Sahel zone.

History: The Chadian Arabs’ ancestors emigrated from Sudan during the 14th century. They were primarily nomadic camel herders and slave traders. Since the 18th century they have counted their wealth in large herds of camels, horses, cattle, goats, and sheep.

Culture: There are 12 tribal groupings among the Arabs. They are mostly farmers and livestock breeders. They are semi-nomadic, searching for grazing land during the rainy season. Some are also business men and shop keepers.

Religion: Islam

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