Looking non-regional term that will work for people in anywhere from Arabia to California. Something similar to desertinian.

  • Will desert dwellers work? Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 5:50
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    Sandpeople always ride single file to hide their numbers. Member? Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 6:05
  • Deserters might give the wrong idea.:-)
    – tchrist
    Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 6:53
  • Deserters was my first impulse too! :) Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 8:09
  • Aridity implies only lack of moisture in the air, not temperature. The Atacama desert, for example is considered the driest non-polar desert. What I mean is that your definition would have to encompass cold weather dwellers as well such as Inuits.
    – TsSkTo
    Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 16:27

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Desert dwellers, as in the comment, or desert people, or desert inhabitants.

If you want to include those from arid lands that are not deserts, then you can say

arid dwellers

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