Beja

noun
Be·​ja | \ ˈbā-jə How to pronounce Beja (audio) \
plural Beja

Definition of Beja

1 : a member of a pastoral people living between the Nile and the Red Sea
2 : the Cushitic language of the Beja people

First Known Use of Beja

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for Beja

Arabic dialect beja, bega, probably ultimately from Geez bega

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“Beja.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Beja?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=b&file=beja0001. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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