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  • proper noun A nomadic Beja people of upper Egypt.
  • noun A member of the Ababda people.


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From Arabic 'Abābidah


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  • Abdel-Azim, the chief of Irregulars, and Ahmed Bey Khalifa, his brother, with forty Ababda tribesmen, to reconnoitre.

    The River War An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan Winston S. Churchill 1919

  • The shyer Ababda and Bishariya, who maintained a relatively low profile, are now determined to put on a real show for the next festival.

    Al-Ahram Weekly Online 2008

  • "It was unfortunate for the Bishariya and Ababda who had to compete on local camels trained to tread slowly for the safety of visitors," commented Ramadan, adding that "next year they will train camels especially for the race".

    Al-Ahram Weekly Online 2008

  • According to Ramadan, "the Bishariya and Ababda were not aware of the value of their specific culture, until they met the other tribes.

    Al-Ahram Weekly Online 2008


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