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Day 28 of @64millionartists January Design Challenge is “Story Hunter”… Yosef  our Marrakech guide told us how Portugal got its name from the Arabic “Bortucal” meaning oranges, as Portugal was abundant with them. Andalucia comes from the Arabic “Al-Andalus” which means, “to become green at the end of the summer” (paradise) is referred to the territory occupied by the Muslim empire in Southern Spain. It was a paradise of learning, culture and religious tolerance. The Straight of Gibraltar is derived from ‘Gabal Al-Tariq’ meaning ‘Mountain of Tariq’. Wow fascinating stuff….who knew!
The map is shared from… https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Andalus
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