Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: January 26, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412964623 | Print ISBN: 9781412936361 | Online ISBN: 9781412964623 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
The Sara ethnic group lives in the Central African Republic around the area of Lake Chad. They are associated with several other linguistic and cultural groups that include the Kara, Gula, Kreish, Ngama, and Nduka. In fact, if one takes these groups alongside the Sara proper, they constitute the fourth largest ethnic group in the country. What is clear is that the Sara material culture shows evidence of migration from the eastern region of the continent. In examining the material contributions of the Sara people, one has to pay attention to the productive qualities of the culture. They are mainly agrarian. Among the foodstuff that ...