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1. Introduction

After the initial conquest of al-Andalus by the Muslim armies, a process of Arabization both linguistic and cultural started (Andalusi Arabic). Arabic culture remained a crucial factor on the Iberian Peninsula in the period between the invasion of the Muslims in 711 and the expulsion of the Moriscos at the beginning of the 17th…

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Otto Zwartjes, “Andalus”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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