Dar Tama Department

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Dar Tama (Arabic: دار تاما‎‎) is one of three departments in Wadi Fira, a region of Chad. Its capital is Gueréda, 165 kilometres (100 mi) northeast of Abéché.[1] The population consists primarily of non-Arab tribes.[1] Dar Tama is the historical home of the Tama, who make up the majority of the population.[1] The Zaghawa make up a significant minority and migrated during the Sahelian drought in the 1980s.[1] Both are non-Arab tribes.[2] Chadian president Idriss Déby is from the Zaghawa tribe.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (January 2007). Leslie Lefkow, Georgette Gagnon, Aisling Reidy and Andrew Mawson, eds. ""They Came Here to Kill Us": Militia Attacks and Ethnic Targeting of Civilians in Eastern Chad" (PDF). Human Rights Watch. p. 25. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Human Rights Watch (2007). Early to War: Child Soldiers in the Chad Conflict. Human Rights Watch. p. 25. 

Coordinates: 14°30′44″N 22°05′13″E / 14.5121°N 22.0869°E / 14.5121; 22.0869