Where do Bedouins live?
Credit: Godong Robert Harding World Imagery Getty Images
Q:

Where do Bedouins live?

A:

Quick Answer

As desert nomads, the Bedouin people primarily live in the deserts of Arabia and Syria, on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and in North Africa's Sahara Desert. This nomadic people traditionally inhabit the parched steppe regions just outside rain-fed civilizations.

  Know More

Full Answer

The Arabic term "Bedu" translates to one who lives in the desert, and the English term "Bedouin" comes from this term. The Bedouin people number around 4 million, with communities in many other countries including Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Yemen, as well as the Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Tunisia. The Arab culture considers the Bedouin people to be "ideal" Arabs due to the purity of their society and lifestyle.

Learn more about Geography

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What animals live in the Sahara Desert?

    A:

    The Sahara Desert is home to approximately 70 species of mammals, 90 species of birds, 100 species of reptiles and several different arthropods, such as scorpions and spiders. The dromedary camel is easily the most popular animal resident of the Sahara. Introduced to the desert around 200 A.D., the dromedary camel is well-adapted to the harsh Saharan climate, having the ability to last for weeks without any food or water.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where do ferrets live in the wild?

    A:

    According to the American Ferret Association, the European polecat, the primary ancestor of the ferret, is a native of western Eurasia and North Africa. It is believed other members of the family Mustelidae contributed to the ferret's lineage, including the Steppe polecat, which lives in Europe and Central Asia.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where do Arabs live?

    A:

    While Arabs can be found living throughout much of the world, the Arab World is defined as 22 countries of North Africa and the Middle East. This does not include Turkey and Iran because the languages of those countries are Turkish and Farsi, respectively. The term "Arab" is used in reference to people who speak Arabic as their first language.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where can you find a live flight tracker?

    A:

    FlightView.com, FlightStats.com and FlightAware.com are three sites that offer live flight tracking of all commercial airlines. Several airlines, including United Airlines and JetBlue, also feature live flight tracking as part of their flight status services.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore