In this series of articles we overview languages present in any given country. This time we are looking at the languages spoken in Chad

The biggest languages present in Chad include:

  • French – 2.14 million speakers;
  • Arabic – 16.10 million speakers;

The same 2 languages serve as the official languages of the country.

Below you will find summaries for the languages supported by our translation services.

French

French is a Romance language, closely related to Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Portuguese, and other languages of the same branch of the language family. It is one of the official languages of Chad, alongside 2 other.

French language summary
Number of speakers worldwide274 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingFrench alphabet
Major French-speaking populations in:49 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

Approximately 274 million people in more than 49 countries speak French as either the first or a second language. Djiboutian, Ivorian, and Cambodian markets, for example, might be expected to use French in business and daily communications, at least to some extent.

In Chad approximately 13% or 2.14 million people use French in their day-to-day communication.

Writing

French uses the Latin alphabet. It employs the extended version of the script, however, with 16 additional symbols. It is written from left to right.

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Arabic

Arabic is a Semitic language, closely related to Maltese, Hebrew, and other languages of the same branch of the language family. It is one of the official languages of Chad, alongside 2 other.

Arabic language summary
Number of speakers worldwide422 million
Language familyAfro-Asiatic
WritingArabic abjad
Major Arabic-speaking populations in:22 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

Approximately 422 million people in more than 22 countries speak Arabic as either the first or a second language. With regard to the number of speakers, the most notable 3 countries are Algeria, Bahrain, and Comoros.

In Chad approximately 98% or 16.10 million people use Arabic in their day-to-day communication.

Writing

Arabic employs the Arabic abjad. It is written in the right-to-left fashion.

Translation services

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