Saudi Arabian Bedouin : an assessment of their needs

Title

Saudi Arabian Bedouin : an assessment of their needs

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Department

Cairo Papers in Social Science

Program

Cairo Papers in Social Science

Description

The research reported on in this monograph was carried out by the authors in May, June, and July 1977 in Saudi Arabia. Four groups of Bedouin tribesmen were visited in different parts of Saudi Arabia and questionnaires were administered to 208 individuals. The groups and areas visited include the following: 1.The Dawasir tribesmen in the vicinity of Aflaj in southern Najd. 2. The Al-Murrah tribesmen at Jabrin in the Eastern (al-Hasa) Province. 3. The Beni Zayed tribesmen in th�� vicinity of Qunfudah in the Tihamah region of southwestern Arabia. 4. The Harb and Beni Umar tribesmen in the vicinity of Hanakiyyah in the Hejaz near Madinah. The Dawasir were visited by both authors , the Al-Murrah and Beni Zayed by Cole, and the Harb and Beni Umar by Ibrahim. Both authors would like to express their deepest gratitude and appreciation to the Bedouin they visited for their hospitality and cooperation. The authors would also like to express their appreciation to the officials of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education and the workers in the Summer Campaigns for Nomads for their cooperation. The data and interpretations expressed herein are the responsibility of the authors.

Publication Date

Spring 1978

Publisher

American University in Cairo Press

City

Cairo

Keywords

Saudi Arabia, Bedouin, Tribal social structure, habitat

Series

Cairo Papers in Social Science 1(5)

Saudi Arabian Bedouin : an assessment of their needs

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