Place Name CHAD

TYPE: Body of Water & Country

Meaning & History

From Arabic تشاد (Tshad), derived from a Kanuri word meaning "lake, large expanse of water". This is the name of a lake in central Africa, as well as the country that is named after it. The lake also borders Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Tshad (Arabic), Tchad (French), Tschad (German), Ciad (Italian), Czad (Polish), Chade (Portuguese)
USER SUBMISSION: Chad