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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: bédouin, from Arabic bidwan, plural of badawi 'person who lives in the desert'

Bedouin

noun
     
Related topics: Nationality and Race
Bed‧ou‧in also Bedu plural Bedouin or Bedouins [countable]
1SAN someone who belongs to an Arab tribe that traditionally lives in tents in the desert
2

the Bedouin

the people who belong to this tribe
Bedouin adjective

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