HABABS (Az-HiBBEHs), a nomadic pastoral people of Hamitic stock, living in the coast region north-west of Massawa. Physically they are Beja, by language and traditions Abyssinians. They were Christians until the 19th century, but are now Mahommedans. Their sole wealth consists in cattle.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)