Etiquette in Chad

Chad is located in north central Africa and has a population of over 13.7 million people.

The nation is a dominant-party presidential republic.

The official languages of Chad are Arabic and French..

Over half of residents are Muslims, while another 40% follow Christianity.

The currency of Chad is the Central African CFA franc.

You will need to know either French or Arabic, preferably French. There is no translation industry in Chad.

Don’t arrive at mealtimes without being invited.

Meals tend to be enjoyed on a mat. Don’t point your toes towards others or towards the food.

Men and women don’t eat together.

It is considered a compliment to be called fat. However, don’t offer too much food to pregnant women as this is a taboo.

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