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'''Moors''' is an archaic name given to the inhabitants of what is now [[Morocco]] and [[Algeria]], most famously [[Othello]], [[Shakespeare]]'s 'Moor of Venice'. Under [[Islam]], the Moors conquered [[Spain]] in 711, and held significant territory until the [[Reconquista]] of 1492.
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'''Moors''' is an archaic name given to the inhabitants of what is now [[Morocco]] and [[Algeria]], most famously [[Othello]], [[Shakespeare]]'s 'Moor of Venice'. After [[Islam]]ic armies conquered the Moors, the Moorsish people fought under the Islamic banner and conquered [[Spain]] for Islam in 711.  They continued to occupy parts of Spain for the next 700 years until the final [[Reconquista]] of 1492.
  
 
In [[Great Britain]], upland areas of uncultivated rough grazing, characterised by boggy terrain and abundance of ericaceous plants such as heather, are also known as moors.
 
In [[Great Britain]], upland areas of uncultivated rough grazing, characterised by boggy terrain and abundance of ericaceous plants such as heather, are also known as moors.
  
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Latest revision as of 07:45, 28 July 2016

Moors is an archaic name given to the inhabitants of what is now Morocco and Algeria, most famously Othello, Shakespeare's 'Moor of Venice'. After Islamic armies conquered the Moors, the Moorsish people fought under the Islamic banner and conquered Spain for Islam in 711. They continued to occupy parts of Spain for the next 700 years until the final Reconquista of 1492.

In Great Britain, upland areas of uncultivated rough grazing, characterised by boggy terrain and abundance of ericaceous plants such as heather, are also known as moors.