The Rashaida are closely related to the Saudi Arabia Bedouin, who migrated to
Nomads on the move.
The Rashaida are a nomadic people who live in tents made of goatskins. They are herdsmen, breeding primarily goats and sheep. Since they are largely illiterate, they memorize in great detail the pedigree of their animals, keeping mental records of their herds over seven or eight preceding generations of the flock, although they usually only emphasize the female lines.
Rashaida preparing camel milk and sorghum for dinner.
Besides herding, the Rashaida also gain income through jewelry making. It is the veiled Rashaida women who craft much of the silver jewelry sold in the Kassala souq, or market, which is said to be one of the best in
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The Rashaida are primarily Muslim, and very few Christians are known to exist among the group. The Rashaida combine their traditional Islamic religion with their ancient folk beliefs. They believe in the Jinn, an invisible people who live underground. Women often carry bags with buttons, shells, bits of smooth glass and beads in order to tell fortunes.