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Zaydism Contents1. Theology2. In the Middle East3. HistoryZaydis by countryLast column: % Zaydis of the populationOman60,0002.2%Saudi Arabia1,400,0005.5%Yemen11,200,00047.0%TOTAL *)12,700,0002.8%*) Calculated for the total...

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IslamArabic: 'al-'islāmHebrew: islam Contents1. Core values2. Groups and Branches3. Statistics for adherents4. Historical background5. Theology and Ideology6. Cult and Festivals7. Islam and other faiths8. Popular religion9. Cultic personalitiesThe celebration of hajj at Mecca, Saudi...

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Arabic: badawī Bedouin woman in Syria. Photo: yeowatzup. Contents 1. Nomadic lifestyles 2. Dialects 3. Social structures 4. Culture 5. History Bedouins by country Figures in 1000. Last column: % of country population. Egypt 1,400 2.0% Israel 170 2.3% Jordan 740 13.0% Kuwait 250 9.0% Palestine 20 0.5% Qatar 100 12.0% Saudi Arabia 1,000 4.0% Syria 80 0.4% U.A.E. 450 9.5% TOTAL *) 4,200 Bedouin man in Syria. Photo: yeowatzup. Bedouin boy in Syria. Photo: yeowatzup. Nomadic Arabs, recognized...

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