I against my brother, my brothers and I against my cousins,
then my cousins and I against strangers.
~ Bedouin Proverb [19600]

One of the oldest and most famous of Bedouin sayings, it establishes the hierarchy of family allegiance among the nomadic tribes of the Arabian Peninsula.


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I against my brother, my brothers and I against my cousins, then my cousins and I against strangers. ~ Bedouin Proverb [19600]
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