(redirected from Bedja)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.


n. pl. Beja
1. A member of a people living primarily as pastoral nomads in the area between the Nile River and the Red Sea.
2. The Cushitic language of the Beja.


(ˈbeɪ dʒə)

n., pl. -jas, (esp. collectively) -ja.
1. a member of a group of traditionally pastoral peoples of NE Sudan and adjacent parts of Eritrea.
2. a Cushitic language spoken by most Beja.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Tankersley CG, Champion HC, Takimoto E, Gabrielson K, Bedja D, Misra V, et al.
Sergon K, Yahaya AA, Brown J, Bedja SA, Mlindasse M, Agata N, et al.
Survivors of the ordeal who boarded the Fruen included Lawrence Rodden, of Dene Avenue, Lemington, Hubert Johnson, C Fraser, A Bedja, W Wallerson, C Duncan, G Ponell (or Powell), D Shaw and J Crawfurd.