The term of classical Arabic badawī he came to French as bédouin, which in turn derived in our language in Bedouin . The concept is used to name a Arabe man What is it nomadic (That is, it does not reside in a fixed place, but travels through different regions, usually while carrying out grazing or hunting tasks).
The Bedouins, originally from Arabia , live in the deserts from Israel , Jordan , Iraq , Syria and Saudi Arabia . They are also found in Morocco , Algeria , Tunisia , Mali , Egypt and Libya . They are usually organized in tribes , where a dialect is spoken.
The first Bedouins were seated in the Arabian Peninsula and maintained a blood bond with each other, beyond the division into families . Different tribes used to have conflicts at the time of the prophet Muhammad , although they valued the value in battle, hospitality and attachment to poetry.
Prior to Muhammad , the Bedouins were polytheists and venerated trees, stones and other elements. With the teachings of the prophet, they became Muslims . In fact, the Bedouins were key actors in the dissemination of Islam .
It is estimated that there are still more than nine million Bedouins, who mostly live in Saudi Arabia . They can also develop business activities. Bedouins usually feed on bread, dairy products and various fruits that they get in the oases that exist in desert areas.
Dressed in robes and other light clothes to withstand high desert temperatures, Bedouins sleep in stores that can be closed tightly.
Other information of interest about the Bedouins are the following that we expose you:
-It is considered that the Arab conquests that took place during the seventh century brought with it a rapid and great expansion of the nomads. Specifically, where they developed most was in the north of the African continent.
-One of the main reasons that leads Bedouins to move continuously from one place to another is the search for water. However, they also do the same to find land where cattle can graze.
-Most Bedouins speak Badawi.
-One of the literary works, if not the only one, that has managed to collect the history of the Bedouin tribes is known as "Epic of Al-Sirah al-Hilaliyyah." It must be stated that it is already part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.
-The shops where the Bedouins live are divided into two clearly defined parts that respond to the name of cats. One is for men and guests and serves as home. The other is for women and children while also working as a pantry. Specifically, younger boys are in that part with their mothers until they are about seven years old.
-Dates and a butter called ghee are other of the most important foods that Bedouins eat.
-When dressing, you have to know that the robes used by men respond to the name of thawb, which is usually accompanied by a kind of jacket that is called kibrs.