a member of a nomadic tribe of Arabs
A generic name for a desert-dweller; a term generally applied to Arab nomadic groups
Origin: From بدويون, plural form of بدوي.
one of the nomadic Arabs who live in tents, and are scattered over Arabia, Syria, and northern Africa, esp. in the deserts
pertaining to the Bedouins; nomad
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).
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bed′ōō-in, n. the name given to those Arabs who live in tents and lead a nomadic life. [Fr.—Ar. bādāwin, dwellers in the desert.]
The numerical value of bedouin in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of bedouin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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In Europe and America, falconry is a sport. But here in the Emirates, falconry was traditionally a means to hunt meat, life was very difficult in the desert and falcons were essential to the survival of Bedouin families.
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- بدو, بدويArabic
- beduíCatalan, Valencian
- beduino, beduinaSpanish
- beduiniKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- beduin, beduiniRomanian
- беду̀ӣн, bedùīnSerbo-Croatian
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