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Bed·ou·in also Bed·u·in  audio  (bd-n, bdwn) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. Bedouin or Bed·ou·ins also Beduin or Be·du·ins
An Arab of any of the nomadic tribes of the Arabian, Syrian, Nubian, or Sahara deserts.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English Bedoin, from Old French beduin, from Arabic badwyn, pl. of badaw, nomadic, from badw, desert nomads, Bedouins; see bdw in Semitic roots


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