Tribes and Tribalism: Tebu Tribe
TRIBES AND TRIBALISM: TEBU TRIBE
Group of black Africans of unknown origin centered in the Tibesti mountains of the Sahara.
The Tebu are located in both southern Libya and northern Chad. Their language is part of the NiloSaharan family. The Tebu are Muslims, their form of Islam strongly influenced by the Libyan Sanusi movement of the nineteenth century. Their economy is a combination of pastoralism, farming, and date cultivation.
Metz, Helen Chapin, ed. Libya: A Country Study, 4th ed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989.
stuart j. borsch