The Hedareb people include the Beni-Amer people who have retained the use of the Beja language, the To-Bedawi (Hedareb). They also include the subtribes: Hashish, Labat, and Halenqua. The Hedareb people are predominately Sunni Muslims.
Most Hedareb speakers speak at least one other language, typically Arabic or Tigre.
They are also one of the nine linguistically defined sub-nationalities of Eritrea.