Bedouin and Bedouin States Pastoralists who specialize in camel breeding, and states built around Bedouin communities. The earliest evidence of Bedouin communities dates to around the beginning of the first millennium bc.
BEDOUIN AND BEDOUIN STATES. The word “bedouin,” as used in this article, comprises the notion of a stratified society of non-sedentary camel breeders. As such, bedouin are first attested in the Near East in the Iron Age. Although various features that contribute to the definition of “bedouin”—e.g., pastoral
BedouinThe Bedouin are an Arabic-speaking nomadic people who live in the Middle Eastern deserts, especially in those of Arabia, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan. In Arabic they are called Badawi (plural Badw).The traditional Bedouin are animal herders. Although they make up only a small part of the total population
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bedouin (from Arab. badāwī [pl. badāwīn], “dessert dweller”). An Arab belonging to a nomadic tribe. In ANE studies, the term is applied specifically to nonsedentary societies that specialized in camel breeding. Some of these societies acquired considerable power and may accurately be described as