noun, often capitalized \ˈbe-də-wən, -dü-ən, ˈbed-wən\
plural bedouin or bedouins also beduin or beduins

Definition of BEDOUIN

:  a nomadic Arab of the Arabian, Syrian, or northern African deserts

Variants of BEDOUIN

bed·ou·in also bed·u·in \ˈbe-də-wən, -dü-ən, ˈbed-wən\

Origin of BEDOUIN

Middle English Bedoyne, from Middle French bedoïn, from Arabic badawī desert dweller, from badw desert, desert dwellers
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt


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