Beja crowd in Sinkat, at visit by a politician.
The vast majority of Beja live in Sudan. Some live in southern Egypt, while others live in Eritrea. We've found three sources of information that give a breakdown of the numbers of people who are part of the Beja confederation.
A census of Sudan was completed in 1956.
ALL BEJA [Sudan only] 645,703
Bani Amer 100,654
Other Beja 34,175
Beja-Group Unknown 73,233
Researcher Orville Jenkins compiled numbers based on information from 1996.
107,000 in Eritrea,The Beja People of Sudan, Eritrea and Egypt
99,000 in Eritrea [who speak Tigre]
60,000 in Egypt
2,134,000 in Sudan.
2,540,315 Total Beja
Modern statistics from Christian researchers in the USA offer the following
All Beja 2,295,000
Beja in Egypt 81,000
All Beja in Sudan 1,995,000
Beja Bisharin Sudan 31,000
Beja Hadendowa Sudan 63,000
Beja Hedareb in Eritrea 219,000Joshua project statistics.
Have you come across any other population lists?