French and Arabic are the official languages of Chad, however, there are more than 120 different local languages and dialects spoken here, too!
CFA Franc is the official currency here.
It is customary for future Chadian husbands to work for their father-in-law for 3 years. It is also common for him to make straw mats and build a hut for his mother-in-law to shade her from the Sun.
Apparently, Donkey‘s milk is used here to cure whooping cough!
In Chad it is deemed rude to make eye contact whilst talking – if you do, the other person may think you are angry with them!
If your hands are dirty you must offer your wrist when you meet someone. If their hands are also dirty you will both offer wrists and perform a ‘wrist-shake’, rather than hand shake… yes, we tried it in the office and it’s harder than you’d think!
The average life span here is 53.71 years (2017).
Chad grows cotton, millet, peanuts and sorghum; it also rears cattle.
Its industry consists of oil, cotton textiles, beer brewing, meat packing and sodium carbonate.
Chad exports cattle, cotton and gum arabic.
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