What Does Moorish Mean?


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The term Moorish refers to the style of Moors. The Moors basically were ancient Muslim inhabitants of al-Andalus as well as the Mahreb and western Africa, whose culture is known as Moorish.

The term was used extensively in Europe to address anyone from the Arab or African descent. The title Moors originates from the historic tribe of the Mauri and their empire Mauretania. Around the year 711, the Moors attacked Visigoth, Christian Hispania, under the leadership of African Berber general known as Tariq ibn-Ziyad. They converted nearly all of lberian Peninsula under Islamic rule in an eight-year campaign.

They tried to shift to the Northeast along the Pyrenees Mountains but were eventually overpowered by Frank, Chrales Martel, in the Battle of Tours which was fought in the year 732.

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