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Traditional Clothing of Chad

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Rocio Flores

on 22 June 2015

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The flag of Chad
Republic of Chad :
Traditional Clothing of Chad
Republic of Chad
The clothing of Chad is influded by its ethnically diverse population
 Women’s dress:
Because of their religious beliefs, Muslim women usually dress modestly in head-to-toe robes.
Southern Chad is inhabited by many non-Muslims, and women wear wraps called “rabott” or “pagne” around their upper and lower halves. In the case of married women, as an apron.
They usually add a short-sleeved shirt with an elaborate patterned neckline.
They can also add a 5-meter-long scarf called “lafai”. It can be wrapped around the body in many different ways.
Men’s dress:
Men in most areas of Chad continue to dress traditionally, according to their individual ethnic background, although men in urban areas might wear Western clothing.
Chadian Arad attire such as long robes called “jalabiyas”. This is wear by men in public, along with white turban like headgear known as a “tagiya”.
Muslims men wear outfits consisting of long robes with matching pants known as “boubous”. And in the southern tribes, they wear tunic outfits called “complets”.
The average Chadian wears sandals made of anything from foam to plastic to leather. Depending on the person’s wealth.
The most popular places to play these instruments are the churches, the millet beer bars and at traditional dance nights in the villages
The Drums and Maracas:
Typical Music of Chad
The main instrument of traditional music of Chad are:
It’s like a large xylophone with wood bars that are tapped
Blue: symbolizes the sky, water and hope
Yellow: represents the sun and deserts of the north of the country.
Red: represents the sacrifice, unit and progress.
Geographical Position:
A landlocked country in north-central Africa, Chad is about 85% the size of Alaska.
Its neighbors are Niger, Libya, the Sudan, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Nigeria.
Lake Chad, from which the country gets its name, lies on the western border with Niger and Nigeria. In the north is a desert that runs into the Sahara.
Chad is a large plain, with some mountain ranges:
The Guéra massif in the center.
The Ouaddaï or Ennedi massif in the east
In the north in the middle of the desert lies the spectacular Tibesti range, where cultivation is possible due to higher rainfall.
• 5th poorest country
• 80% lives below the poverty line
• 48% has access to potable wáter
• high percent of the population is illiterate

80% of the population makes a living farming and livestock farming
There are two official languages:
But over 100 dialects are spoken.
In the south, you can find more rice and vegetables very well spiced.
Typical fruits from hot countries such as mango are also found there, even as smoothies.
The "caraje" is a popular drink extracted from passion fruit leaves.

There's a lack of alcoholic drinks in the northern parts of the northern where people are more used to drinking the "billi-billi" beer.

This type of beer is elaborated in many different ways depending on the fruits people decide to use.
River fish is consumed daily especially smoked.
Football is the most popular sport throughout Africa.
Watch a football match and chances are you'll see an African football star, such as Yaya Touré and Didier Drogba from Ivory Coast.
Everywhere in Africa youngsters can be found kicking a football, many dreaming of becoming one of the great players.
Africa Games:
Africa has its own Olympic Games. The All Africa Games were first held in Madagascar in 1960, organised by French-speaking countries.
The first Africans to participate in the International Olympics were South African marathon runners Len Tau and Jan Mashiani, who competed in St Louis in 1904 as members of the British Team.
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