Definition of Almoravid in English:

Almoravid

Line breaks: Al|mora|vid
Pronunciation: /alˈmɔːrəvɪd
 
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(also Almoravide /-vʌɪd/)

noun (plural Almoravids)

  • A member of a federation of Muslim Berber peoples that established an empire in Morocco, Algeria, and Spain in the 11th century, but were in turn driven out by the Almohads.
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    • 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.
    • The situation had deteriorated in 1085 when the Almoravid Berbers from Morocco united Andalusia under a Shiite regime.
    • Second, the invasion of Ghana in 1076 by a Muslim sect called the Almoravids forced thousands to flee south and west.

Origin

Spanish, from Arabic al-murābit, literally 'one who is bound'.

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