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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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Pic 6 - El Tur Mountains are home to unique plants and Beduin gardens - Monika Sleszynska There is no surprise that the place was chosen and well preserved.
The word Bedouin is the equivalent of the Arabic word badawiya ([phrase omitted]) (derived from the collective name bad'u [phrase omitted]), which underlines the Romanian term beduin, in the dictionary it is equated with nomad and defined as man of the desert.
Importantly, our sample size exceeds the "ten times rule" for evaluating the suitability of a sample size used in a multivariate (regression) analysis (Costafreda, 2009; Detilleuxa, Theron, Beduin, & Hanzen, 2012; Green, 1991; Hill, 1998; VanVoorhis & Morgan, 2007).
See page 180 of the subsequent editions, where the original paragraph quoted here is replaced with "In short, beduin (sic) life as it has manifested itself.
1990), The Romance of Resistance: Tracing Transformations of Power Through Beduin Women, American Ethnologist, 17, 41-55.
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.
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.
With the limited arable lands having little vegetation and were Beduin were forced raising their livestock into a nomadic pattern.
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.