bedouin bedouin  /ˈbɛ doʊ ən/


  • (n) a member of a nomadic tribe of Arabs


  • Saddam was injured in the gunfight and fled, dressing as a bedouin and escaping Baghdad on horseback.


  1. From the Negev to S.F. — joint focus on senior care

    Eight American visitors bounced around in jeeps until they reached a remote Bedouin village in Israel’s Negev region. There, inside a shabby lean-to, they met with a Jewish doctor and his patient: an elderly Arab man, bedridden and ill.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: J Weekly

  2. Unpromised Land: Eritrean Refugees in Israel

    The journey is harrowing; the threat of kidnap and torture at the hands of Bedouins is ever present. But every year, thousands of Eritrean refugees travel hundreds of miles over land, some on foot -- across northern Africa, through the Sinai Peninsula -- seeking safety and opportunity. Some end up in Israel. View full content
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

  3. Bookmarked: Elusive Kingdom

    Zoë Ferraris, author of Finding Nouf, and City Of Veils, returns with a third novel, Kingdom of Strangers, published last week by Back Bay Books. Set in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where Ferraris lived for about a year as an American wife of a Saudi-Palestinian Bedouin man, police officer Ibrahim Zahrani and his team come across 19 mutilated female bodies buried in the desert. A serial killer ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source:

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  1. Guy told reporters: "I would look at it (the award) in the same way as certain Bedouin tribes, I think, like a bowl of milk. Something that does not occur very often but tastes all the sweeter."
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Guy Garvey Source: Chester Evening Leader

  2. "We just head south and south and south and south," Boehner, R-West Chester, said. "Past the sheep with the Bedouin herder, past the goats, past the herd of camels and through a couple of security checkpoints and here's a great big white tent...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: John Boehner Source: Lebanon Western Star

  3. "We were like a Bedouin society going around from palm tree to palm tree with no money," McCord told Golf Magazine in February.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Gary McCord Source: Quad City Times

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