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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Bed•ou•inˈbɛd u ɪn, ˈbɛd wɪn(n.)(pl.)-ins; -in.

or Bed•u•in

  1. an Arab of the deserts of SW Asia and N Africa, traditionally tent-dwelling and dependent on animal herds for subsistence.

    Category: Peoples

  2. a nomad; wanderer.

Origin of Bedouin:

1350–1400; ME Bedoyn < MF beduyn < Ar badawī desert-dweller =badw desert + suffix of appurtenance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bedouin, Beduin(noun)

    a member of a nomadic tribe of Arabs


  1. bedouin(Noun)

    A generic name for a desert-dweller; a term generally applied to Arab nomadic groups

  2. Origin: From بدويون, plural form of بدوي.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bedouin(noun)

    one of the nomadic Arabs who live in tents, and are scattered over Arabia, Syria, and northern Africa, esp. in the deserts

  2. Bedouin(adj)

    pertaining to the Bedouins; nomad


  1. Bedouin

    The Bedouin are a part of a predominantly desert-dwelling Arabian ethnic group traditionally divided into tribes, or clans, known in Arabic as ʿašāʾir (عَشَائِر).


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