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Kanembu
Kanembu traditional dance
Total population
1,815,270[1]
Regions with significant populations
Chad (Lac, Kanem, and Chari-Baguirmi)
Languages
Kanembu, Chadian Arabic, French
Religion
Islam
Related ethnic groups
Toubou people

The Kanembu are an ethnic group of Chad, generally considered the modern descendants of the Kanem-Bornu Empire.[2] The Kanembu are estimated to number 1,815,270 people,[3] located primarily in Chad's Lac Prefecture but also in Chari-Baguirmi and Kanem prefectures.[4] They speak the Kanembu language, which the Kanuri language is closely related to, with many speaking Arabic and sometimes nowadays French as a second language.

  1. ^ "Chad". 24 August 2023.
  2. ^ US Country Studies: Chad
  3. ^ "Chad". 24 August 2023.
  4. ^ Ethnologue entry on Kanembu

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the Kanembu people to Bornu on the western edge of Lake Chad. Over time, the intermarriage of the Kanembu and Bornu peoples created a new people and language...

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until it was overwhelmed by attacks and wars from the Fula people, Baggara, Kanembu people, the Ouaddai Kingdom and the Sokoto Caliphate. Bornu managed...

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Omar I of Kanem

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fusion of the Kayi (old Zaghawa = current Kanembu, the clan exist even today in Kanem) and Ngizimis Kanembu clan, which exists event today in Dibbinintchi...

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