Zayyanid dynasty

Berber dynasty that ruled Kingdom of Tlemcen

Zayyanids (Arabic: زيانيون, Ziyānyūn) or Abd al-Wadids (Arabic: بنو عبد الواد), or Banu Zayan, is the name of an Islamic Berber Zenata[1] dynasty in North Africa.[2] The Zayyanids, whose capital was Tlemcen(in modern day Algeria) existed from 1235 to 1556. They were also known as Abdelwadid.[2]

Zayyanid dynasty
Parent houseKingdom of Tlemcen
FounderYaghmurasen Ibn Zyan
Final rulerHassan ibn Abdallah II
TitlesSultan of Tlemcen


  1. Chapan Metz, Helen. "Zayanids". Algeria: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Phillip Chiviges Naylor, North Africa: a history from antiquity to the present, (University of Texas Press, 2009), 98.