It lies in the very heart of Africa. In the semi-arid North, only two percent of the people have put up their homes. The majority of people are clustered in villages in the Southern rainforests. The droughts have made the CAR one of the poorest nations in the world. The people of Central African Republic speak many languages, which include French, Sango, Zande, Bande, Sara and Arabic. The currency is CFA Franc. The fiber known as a “Boll” is spun into yarn to make fabric. Fishes from CAR's rivers the Chari and Ubangi is a vital source of proteins. Coffee cotton together forms about 13 per cent of the country's export.