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Bedouin wedding procession in the Jerusalem section of the Pike at the 1904 World's Fair
Total population
Regions with significant populations
 Syria 1,800,000
 Saudi Arabia 635,000 (1978)
 Jordan 380,000 (2007)
 Egypt 50,000 (2003)–380,000 (2007)
 Israel 250,000 (2012)
 Algeria 230,000
 Iraq 100,000
 Palestine 30,000
Arabic dialects (Bedawi • Hassāniyya • Bedouin Hejazi • Bedouin Najdi • Omani)
Predominantly Islam
Minority Christianity
Related ethnic groups
other Arabs
Bedouin man in United Arab Emirates

Bedouins are an Arab ethnocultural group. They are descended from nomads who lived in the Arabian, Syrian and Saharan Deserts.

They call themselves the people of the tent, because they travelled around, living in tents. Bedouin were camel raisers and drivers, sheep and goat nomads, cattle driving nomads, and merchants. Today many Bedouin have given up the nomadic life and live and work in towns.

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