Andalusians

Andalusians

Al-Andalusians, are people living in Moorish Iberia, which was a medieval Muslim state in parts of what are today Spain, Portugal, and France. Following the Muslim conquest of Hispania, Al-Andalus was divided into five administrative units, corresponding roughly to modern Andalusia, Galicia and Portugal, Castile and Leon, Aragon and Catalonia, and Septimania.

About Andalusians

Al-Andalus (Arabic, trans. al-_Andalus; Spanish: Al-Andalus; Portuguese: Al-Andalus; Catalan: Al-Andalus), also known as Moorish Iberia, was a medieval Muslim state in parts of what are today Spain, Portugal, and France. The name more generally describes parts of the Iberian Peninsula and Septimania governed by Muslims (given the generic name of Moors), at various times between 711 and 1492 CE, though the boundaries changed constantly in wars with Christian kingdoms. Following the Muslim conquest of Hispania, Al-Andalus was divided into five administrative units, corresponding roughly to modern Andalusia, Galicia and Portugal, Castile and Leon, Aragon and Catalonia, and Septimania. As a political domain, it successively constituted a province of the Umayyad Caliphate, initiated by the Caliph Al-Walid I (711_750); the Emirate of Cordoba (c. 750_929); the Caliphate of Cordoba (929_1031); and the Caliphate of Cordoba's taifa (successor) kingdoms.

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