THE PEOPLE OF JORDAN

THE PEOPLE OF JORDAN

Traditional Jordanian dress. © Zohrab

Traditional Jordanian dress.
© Zohrab

 The Bedouins

One of the best known groups from Jordan’s population is the Bedouin. As they are known in Arabic, the Bedu, or “desert dwellers,” endure the desert and have learned to survive its unforgiving climate. It is difficult to count Bedouins, but it is generally known that the majority of Jordan’s population is of Bedouin origin.

Most of Jordan’s Bedouin live in the vast wasteland that extends east from the Desert Highway. All throughout the south and east of the country, their communities are marked by characteristic black goat-hair tents. These are known as beit al-sha’ar, or “house of hair.” Read more

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Displacement, Historical Memory, and Identity: The Circassians in Jordan

Displacement, Historical Memory, and
Identity: The Circassians in Jordan
Seteney Shami
Yarmouk University

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Из русского алфавита исчезнет 7 букв

Из русского алфавита исчезнет 7 букв

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