Bedouin

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Bed·ou·in

also Bed·u·in  (bĕd′o͞o-ĭn, bĕd′wĭn)
n. pl. Bedouin or Bed·ou·ins also Beduin or Be·du·ins
An Arab of any of the nomadic tribes of the Arabian, Syrian, Nubian, or Sahara Deserts.

[Middle English Bedoin, from Old French beduin, from Arabic badāwīyīn, pl. of badawī, nomadic, from badw, desert nomads, Bedouins; see bdw in Semitic roots.]

Bedouin

(ˈbɛdʊɪn) or

Beduin

npl -ins or -in
1. (Peoples) a member of any of the nomadic tribes of Arabs inhabiting the deserts of Arabia, Jordan, and Syria, as well as parts of the Sahara
2. a wanderer or rover
adj
3. (Peoples) of or relating to the Bedouins
4. wandering or roving
[C14: from Old French beduin, from Arabic badāwi, plural of badwi, from badw desert]

Bed•ou•in

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.Bedouin - a member of a nomadic tribe of ArabsBedouin - 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
Translations

Bedouin

[ˈbedʊɪn]
A. ADJbeduino
B. N (Bedouin or Bedouins (pl)) → beduino/a m/f

Bedouin

[ˈbɛdʊɪn]
n (= person) → Bédouin(e) m/f
adjbédouin(e)

Bedouin

nBeduine m, → Beduinin f
adjbeduinisch

Bedouin

[ˈbɛdʊɪn] n & adjbeduino/a
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From a background of studies in Sufism and Islamic law, he traveled and studied throughout the Islamic world before settling in Libya to found a new Sufi brotherhood dedicated to the development and spread of Islam among the Saharan Beduins.
Israel is restricting the areas on which '48 Palestinians are allowed to build, and Israel has not allowed a single new town for '48 Palestinians except of forced resettlement towns for Beduins.
Beduins used to wander riding atop their camels in quest for areas with some form of water source and greenery.