Here they were known under the name of almoravides, and to them was due the invention of the Spanish money known as maravdis.
After his death his state fell before the advance of the almoravides.
The almoravides appear to have been an exceedingly energetic and turbulent race.
Afterwards Yusuf, the Berber, founded the dynasty of the almoravides.
Nor was his success in war less agreeable to so fierce and martial a people as the almoravides.
The almoravides came to his assistance, but precipitately retired.
The Mahometans of Spain invite the chief of the almoravides to assist them.
Conquest by the Almohades came as a redemption from the tyranny of the almoravides.
This was not so when the fierce almoravides and fiercer Almohades overran Spain in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
These Unitarians were even more fervent in piety than the almoravides.
Muslim Berber horde from the Sahara which founded a dynasty in Morocco (11c.) and conquered much of Spain and Portugal. The name is Spanish, from Arabic al-Murabitun, literally "the monks living in a fortified convent," from ribat "fortified convent."