BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope.
In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.
At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders.
- Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Chadian
- Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
- Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists!
- Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in Arabic French…
- Share your rich Chadian culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Chadian in you and Chadians around you. Understand Chadian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Chadian, you have a culture, and you have a language!
CHAD AT A GLANCE
Independence: 11 August 1960
Population: 16 244 513
Area: 1,284,000 square kilometres
Languages: Ngambay, Arabic, French,
Ethnic groups: 26.6% Sara, 12.9% Arab, 8.5% Kanembu, 7.2% Masalit, 6.9% Toubou, 4.8% Masa, 3.7% Bidio, 3.7% Boulala, 3.0% Marba, 2.6% Dadjo, 2.5% Moundang, 2.4% Gabri, 2.4% Zaghawa, 2.1% Fula, 2.0% Tupuri, 1.6% Tama, 1.4% Karo, 1.3% Banguirmi, 1.0% Mesmedjé, 2.6% Other Chadian, 0.7% Foreign
Where is CHAD on the continent of Africa?
Chad is a landlocked country at the crossroads of north–central Africa. Chad is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the south-west, Nigeria to the southwest (at Lake Chad), and Niger to the west.