Map of the extent of the Arab Rashaida tribe in Mainland Eritrea and Dahlak Archipelago.
Total population est. 3,500,000 Regions with significant populations Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, UAE, Oman, Jordan, Eritrea, Sudan, Malaysia Languages Hejazi Bedouin Arabic Religion Sunni Islam
Rashaida, Rashaayda or Bani Rashid ( Arabic: بني رشيد, الرشايدة) is a tribe of ethnic Bedouin Arabs descending from Banu Abs native to the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia. They currently inhabit Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, Palestine, Jordan, Eritrea, Sudan, Libya and Tunisia.  In 1846, many Rashaida migrated from the  Hejaz region in present-day Saudi Arabia into what is now Sudan, Kuwait, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al-Quwain, United Arab Emirates and Western Malaysia after tribal warfare had broken out in their homeland. They are present in other Arab countries too, such as Egypt, Libya, Palestine. Large numbers of Bani Rasheed are also found on the Arabian Peninsula.
The Bani Rasheed are descendants of the
Banu Abs tribe.
The Rashaida keep their traditional dress, culture, customs, camel breeds and practice of
Sunni Islam. The racing camel breeds of the Rashaida tribe are prized all over  Sudan and the Arabian Peninsula and fetch very high prices.
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