A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CHAD

Wed, 1 Jun '22
Neighbor of Sudan
Fri, 13 May '22
Country whose official languages are French and Arabic
Thu, 24 Feb '22
Landlocked African country
Sat, 11 Sep '21
Lake ___, where the Chari River empties
Tue, 9 Feb '21
Land south of Libya