"Nomads, you see. Bedouin."

The name Bedouin is derived from the Arabic word, bedu, which means 'inhabitant of the desert'. The Bedouin are a set of traditionally nomadic tribes, who dwell across Arabia, the Negev, and the Sinai.


Some famous Bedouin proverbs:

When you sleep in a house your thoughts are as high as the ceiling, when you sleep outside they are as high as the stars.

I against my brother, I and my brother against our cousin, I, my brother and our cousin against the neighbors, All of us against the foreigner.


Bedouin: Nomads of the Desert by Alan Keohane

Bedouin Poetry: From Sinai and the Negev by Clinton Bailey