(also Almoravide /alˈmɔːrəvʌɪd/)
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.
- 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.
Spanish, from Arabic al-murābit, literally 'one who is bound'.
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