Be·​ja ˈbā-jə How to pronounce Beja (audio)
plural Beja
: a member of a pastoral people living between the Nile and the Red Sea
: the Cushitic language of the Beja people

Word History


Arabic dialect beja, bega, probably ultimately from Geez bega

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Beja was in 1790

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Cite this Entry

“Beja.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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