Almoravid

[al'mɔ:rəvɪd]
(also Almoravide -vʌɪd)
noun (plural Almoravids) a member of a federation of Muslim Berber peoples that established an empire in Morocco, Algeria, and Spain in the 11th century.
Origin
Sp., from Arab. al-murābit, lit. 'one who is bound'.

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