- a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa from 1056 to 1147.
Origin of Almoravid
Examples from the Web for almoravides
After his death his state fell before the advance of the Almoravides.A History of Spain
Charles E. Chapman
Afterwards Yusuf, the Berber, founded the dynasty of the Almoravides.Old Continental Towns
Walter M. Gallichan
The Almoravides came to his assistance, but precipitately retired.Southern Spain
Conquest by the Almohades came as a redemption from the tyranny of the Almoravides.
These Unitarians were even more fervent in piety than the Almoravides.
Word Origin and History for 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."