Zayyanid dynasty

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Zayyanid dynasty



The Abdalwadid (or Zayyanid) dynasty (green), c. 1300-1500.
Capital Tlemcen
Language(s) Judeo-Berber, Mozarabic, Shilha, Tamazight, others
Religion Sunni Islam
Government Monarchy
 - 1236-1283 Abu Yahya I bin Zayyan
 - 1550-1556 Al Hassan ben Abu Muh
 - Established 1235
 - Disestablished 1556
Currency Dinar

Zayyanids (Arabic: زيانيون, Ziyānyūn) or Abd al-Wadids (Arabic: بنو عبد الواد), or Banu Zayan, is the name of a Berber Zenata[1] dynasty in North Africa.[2] The Zayyanids, whose capital was Tlemcen(in modern day Algeria) existed from 1235 to 1556. They were also known as Abdalwadid.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Chapan Metz, Helen (Washington). "Zayanids". Algeria: A Country Study. GPO for the Library of Congress. Retrieved 11/06/2010.
  2. Phillip Chiviges Naylor, North Africa: a history from antiquity to the present, (University of Texas Press, 2009), 98.
  3. Phillip Chiviges Naylor, 98.