Bedouin (Beduin, Arabic Badawi) are people who speak Arabic in the Middle Eastern Deserts. In ancient history, most people lived close to rivers, but Bedouins prefered the middle of the desert. Apart from the Sahara Desert, most Bedouins live in the Arabian Desert, the Syrian Desert and the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. The Bedouin communities are mostly located in the Middle Eastern places of Egypt, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and of the North African places of Morocco, Sudan, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. Including all the Bedouin countries, there's a population of about 4 million. Men of the Bedouin culture wear djellabaya with a smagg (a red white draped headcover) an Aymemma (a white headcover) or a small white headdress thats sometimes is worn with an Agall (a black cord). The Bedouin women would normally wear brightly coloured dresses, but when they go out, they tend to wear Abaya (a small black coat that sometimes has embroidery) and they always cover their head and hair when going outside with a Tarha (a small, black shaul).