Zayyanid dynasty

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Zayyanid Sultanate

الزيانيون(ar)
1235–1556
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The Abdalwadid (or Zayyanid) dynasty (green), c. 1300-1500.
The Abdalwadid (or Zayyanid) dynasty (green), c. 1300-1500.
CapitalTlemcen
Common languagesJudeo-Berber, Mozarabic, Shilha, Tamazight, others
Religion
Sunni Islam
GovernmentMonarchy
Sultan 
• 1236-1283
Abu Yahya I bin Zayyan
• 1550-1556
Al Hassan ben Abu Muh
History 
• Established
1235
• Disestablished
1556
CurrencyDinar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Almohad dynasty
Spain
Regency of Algiers

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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Chapan Metz, Helen. "Zayanids". Algeria: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Phillip Chiviges Naylor, North Africa: a history from antiquity to the present, (University of Texas Press, 2009), 98.