Moors

Medieval Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb, Iberian Peninsula, Sicily and Malta

The Moors were the Muslim inhabitants who lived on the Iberian Peninsula, Sicily, parts of Southern France, and North Africa in the Middle Ages. In Europe, the word is very often used to talk about native European people whose ancestors were converted to Islam.

The Umayyad Muslims came to Iberia from Syria. Many of them came to what is now Spain and Portugal. They had a very big influence on the culture of these countries.

Umayyad Muslims were the ones who captured Al Andalus and named it Al Andalus, Which means land of the vandals.

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