The New Student's Reference Work/Kanem


Kanem (ka′nĕm) is a small Moslem state lying north of Lake Chad, with an area of about 170,000 square miles and a population of 2,000,000. Its capital is Abeshr, the southern terminus of the caravan route from Benghazi on the coast of Tripoli. It accepted the protectorate of France during the summer of 1903.