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-# ''obsolete, archaic, offensive'' A [[Moor]].+The description '''Moors''' has referred to several historic and modern populations of [[Muslim]] (and earlier non-Muslim) people of [[Berber people|Berber]], [[Black African]] and [[Arab]] descent from [[North Africa]], some of whom came to conquer and occupy the [[Iberian Peninsula]] for nearly 800 years. The North Africans termed it [[Al Andalus]], comprising most of what is now [[Spain]] and [[Portugal]]. Moors are not distinct or self-defined people, but the appellation was applied by medieval and early modern Europeans primarily to Berbers, but also [[Arab]]s, and [[Muladi|Muslim Iberians]].
- +== See also ==
-#:* 1995: "Although, as we now realize, no '''Blackamoor''' at any 18th century European court was merely decorative, in Ibrahim's case, Peter's expectations for him were as loaded with responsibility as those he would have had for his own son." — ''The Blurred Racial Lines of Famous Families: Pushkin Genealogy''+*[[Adarga]]
- +*[[Al-Andalus]]
-#:* 1601: "highly discontented to understand the great numbers of negars and '''Blackamoors''' which (as she is informed) are crept into this realm... who are fostered and relieved [i.e. fed] her to the great annoyance of her own liege people, that want the relief [i.e. food], which those people consume, as also for that the most of them are infidels, having no understanding of Christ or his Gospel." (pronouncement of Queen Elizabeth I in 1601) — ''Staying Power: the History of Black People in Britain'', Peter Fryer.+*[[Caliphate of Córdoba]]
- +*[[Almohad dynasty]]
-'''Blackamoor''' may also refer to:+*[[Almoravid dynasty]]
- +*[[Marinid dynasty]]
-* [[Blackamoor, Lancashire]]+*[[Averroes]]
-* [[Moors]], Muslims of Spain and North Africa+*[[Böszörmény]]
-** in heraldry, a stylized Negro or [[Maure]]+*[[Nasrid dynasty]]
-** [[Blackamoors (decorative arts)]], sculptures and decorations of Negro figures+*[[Barbary pirate]]
-* [[Black tetra]], a small fish (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) +*[[Berber people]]
-* [[Blackamoor (slang)]]+*[[Tariq ibn Ziyad]]
 +*[[North Africa]]
 +*[[Orientalism]]
 +*[[Othello]]
 +*[[Moorish architecture]]
 +*[[Alhambra]]
 +*[[Emirate of Granada]]
 +*[[History of North Africa]]
 +*[[History of Portugal]]
 +*[[History of Spain]]
 +*[[Islam in Spain]]
 +*[[Moorish Revival]]
 +*[[Morisco]]
 +*[[Ricote (Don Quixote)]]
 +*[[Taifa]]
 +*[[Timeline of the Muslim presence in the Iberian peninsula]]
 +*[[Moorish Science Temple of America]]
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The description Moors has referred to several historic and modern populations of Muslim (and earlier non-Muslim) people of Berber, Black African and Arab descent from North Africa, some of whom came to conquer and occupy the Iberian Peninsula for nearly 800 years. The North Africans termed it Al Andalus, comprising most of what is now Spain and Portugal. Moors are not distinct or self-defined people, but the appellation was applied by medieval and early modern Europeans primarily to Berbers, but also Arabs, and Muslim Iberians.

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