Beja people

Beja people

About Beja people

The Beja people are an ethnic group dwelling in parts of North Africa and the Horn of Africa. The Beja are found mostly in Sudan, but also in parts of Eritrea, and Egypt. They are classified as a Cushitic language group. Most of them live in the Sudanese states of Red Sea around Port Sudan, River Nile, Al Qadarif and Kassala, as well as in Northern Red Sea, Gash-Barka, and Anseba Regions in Eritrea, and southeastern Egypt. There are smaller populations of other Beja ethnic groups in Egypt's Eastern Desert. Some Beja groups are nomadic. The Kharga Oasis in Egypt is home to a large number of Qamhat Bisharin who were displaced by the Aswan High Dam. Jebel Uweinat is a revered by the Qamhat. The term Bejawi comes from Ta-Itjawy "people of Itjawy". Ta-Seti Neferet, the mother of Egyptian King Amenhemet I's was of a peoples from Upper Egypt known as Ta-Seti.

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