The whole social position of the Beja women points, indeed, to an earlier matriarchal system.
In the middle ages the Beja, partially at any rate, were Christians.
Libyan and Beja are the best-preserved types, and the latter especially may be called the Sanskrit of Hamitic.
He landed in the province of Beja, and soon found supporters among the disaffected, always ready to join in some new thing.
During the Roman period the Beja were much what they are to-day, nomadic and aggressive, and were constantly at war.
After his martyrdom he procured the release from prison of Tiberias, priest of Beja!
Seligman draws attention to the close resemblance between the Beja type and that of the ancient Egyptians.
They declare themselves kinsfolk of the Ababda, but they are more Arab than Beja.
Physically they are Beja, by language and traditions Abyssinians.
March had come before the last move was played on the rugged chessboard, and Beja Khan and his men were safe in Truckee.