Posted on 06/08/2012 by __socrates

MOORS. The name given to the Muslim conquerors of Spain, on account of their having come from the ancient Marui, or Mauretania, now known as the Empire of Morocco. The word Mauri is supposed to have been derived from the Alexandrian word “blacks.” ‘(See Smith’s Dict. of Greek and Roman Geography: Mauretania.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam