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Chad

Kristyne Loughran

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Africa 2010

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The Republic of Chad is a landlocked state in north-central Africa. Most of northern Chad is in the Sahara desert, and the high daytime temperatures and cool nights encourage individuals to wear layered clothing styles. The Chadian population totals about ten million people, who live primarily in rural environments. Islam was introduced fairly early in northern and eastern Chad. The majority of the population is Muslim, strongly supporting conservative attitudes toward dress. Dress ensembles worn

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