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 (bĕd′o͞o-ĭn, bĕd′wĭn)
Variant of Bedouin.


or Bed•u•in

(ˈbɛd u ɪn, ˈbɛd wɪn)

n., pl. -ins, (esp. collectively) -in.
1. an Arab of the deserts of SW Asia and N Africa, traditionally tent-dwelling and dependent on animal herds for subsistence.
2. a nomad; wanderer.
[1350–1400; Middle English Bedoyn < Middle French beduyn < Arabic badawī desert-dweller =badw desert + suffix of appurtenance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Beduin - a member of a nomadic tribe of ArabsBeduin - a member of a nomadic tribe of Arabs
Arab, Arabian - a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
nomad - a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
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Contradictory reports suggested the dead assailant was either a Jewish resident of the city or a Beduin Arab from the nearby village of Rahat.
Billed as the First World Wonder Webcam, the pink city of Petra's stream features its treasures, used as a backdrop for Indiana Jones films, which can be seen from a nearby hilltop while tourists take pictures or are led by Beduin on camels or horses on the rocky terrain.
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Also, invariably there would be one or two really good-looking blondes from Scandinavia or Germany, smilingly cuddling with Samir or one of his cousins--their long, bare, shapely legs incongruously spread over a Beduin style divan.
Monday, Public Utility Authority issued the first license for a solar power facility on Beduin land, approving the Tarabin family to build an 8-megawatt photovoltaic field in the Abu Basma region in the northwestern Negev.
The paintings on show at the exhibition of Al Hunaini brothers, Saud, Abdullah and Khamis, will depict Oman's natural sights, Beduin life of the deserts and traditional markets.
The gene, LEPREL1, was identified in studies conducted within a southern Israeli Beduin tribe led by Prof.
Summary: Egypt launched a massive military operation on Sunday to stop al-Qaida and Beduin terrorists and to restore order to the Sinai Peninsula, which fell into anarchy following the revolution in the country earlier this year.
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In her speech Ms Pillay also dwelt on the issue of stateless citizens, including hundreds of thousands of Beduin across the region, and called on all states to ratify two statelessness conventions, in addition to the convention on migrant workers.
In the first of a series of attempts to find strength and fortune outside, he spends a year teaching the Qur'an to Beduin children.
It issued 11 stop-work orders on all construction in the Beduin community of Khirbet Umm al-Kheir, which lies in the southern Hebron hills.