Beja

Beja

[bey-juh]
noun, plural Bejas (especially collectively) Beja for 1.
1.
a member of a group of nomadic, predominantly Muslim peoples of northeastern Sudan.
2.
the Cushitic language of the Beja.
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nomadic people grouped into tribes and occupying mountain country between the Red Sea and the Nile and 'Atbarah rivers from the latitude of Aswan southeastward to the Eritrean Plateau-that is, from southeastern Egypt through the Sudan and into Eritrea. Numbering about 1,900,000 in the early 21st century, the Beja are descended from peoples who have lived in the area since 4000 BC or earlier.

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