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Of or relating to the Christian inhabitants of Spain under the Muslim Moorish kings. Recorded from the late 17th century, the word comes via Spanish from Arabic musta῾rib, literally ‘making oneself an Arab’.

The term Mozarab is used to designate a person who continued to practise Christianity, but who adopted many aspects of Islamic culture, including language.

Mozarabic liturgy the ancient ritual of the Christian Church in the Iberian peninsula from the earliest times until the 11th century; a modified form of it is still used in some chapels in Spain.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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