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A country of north-central Africa. Once part of French Equatorial Africa, it became independent in 1960. N'Djamena is the capital and the largest city.

Chad′i·an adj. & n.
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Noun1.Chadian - a native or inhabitant of Chad
Republic of Chad, Tchad, Chad - a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
Adj.1.Chadian - of or relating to or characteristic of the Republic of Chad or its people or language; "the Chadian desert"; "Chad soldiers"; "Chadian folktales"
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February 28, 2018 (KHARTOUM) More than 270 Chadian refugees have been repatriated to Medihona area, in eastern Chad from Um Shalya camp in Darfur, said Darfur deputy commissioner for refugees Mujeeb Al-Rahman Mohamed
A delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) met with the Chadian President HE Idriss DAaAaAeA@by in Chad's capital N'Djamen
The Chadian Ambassador indicated to development of Chad in fields of services, infrastructure, education and health during the President Deby's term.
24 (BNA): Chadian authorities have decided to close the Qatari embassy in Ndjamena, offering its diplomats and officials ten days grace to finally leave the country, accusing Doha to have worked to destabilize the central African country through operations originating from Libya.
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Augmenting the firms position in the Chadian market comes in tandem with the companys plan to provide the best services to its air cargo customers, according to EgyptAir Cargo chairman Bassem Gohar.
The mission, organised in partnership with the Chadian employers' organisation (CNPT) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of N'Djamena, is part of the continuity of action already organised in 2015.
My husband went back to check if any of our crops are still there," said Fatma, a Chadian displaced woman from Djangalima village, located on an island on Lake Chad.
Bichara Doudoua, President of the Chadian Employers Organization said her visit to Tunisia in company of a Chadian delegation aims to identify economic partners and prepare for the next exploration mission of Chadian operators in Tunisia.
Chadian armed forces made an important advance in the battle against Boko Haram when they retook the Nigerian border town of Gamboru from the terrorists.
Chadian forces on Nigerian territory are mostly in the border town of Fotokol and Gamboru Ngala on the basis of the bilateral agreement we signed," Alex Badeh, Nigeria's Chief of Defense Staff, told reporters after signing the agreement with Chadian counterpart Brahim Mahamat, World Bulletin reported.
N'djamena: Chadian troops clashed with Boko Haram fighters in the northeastern Nigerian town of Gambaru on Tuesday in a bid to break the extremist insurgents' grip on the town bordering Cameroon, Chadian military sources said.