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Almohad

Line breaks: Al¦mo|had
Pronunciation: /ˈalməhad
 
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(also Almohade /-heɪd/)

Definition of Almohad in English:

noun (plural Almohads)

A member of a Berber Muslim movement and dynasty that conquered the Spanish and North African empire of the Almoravids in the 12th century.
Example sentences
  • Lastly, Brett has put forward the possibility that the arrival of the Almoravids and Almohads created new markets for, and new channels of access to, black slaves in al-Andalus and North Africa, replacing the demand for whites.
  • In North Africa, the new Almohades dynasty was in the ascendant and took away most of Tunisia in the 1150s.
  • Early in the twelfth century the Almohads, another clan, overthrew the Almoravid dynasty and assumed rule.

Origin

Spanish, ultimately from Arabic al-muwaḥḥidun 'believers in one God'.

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