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Political-Social Movements Religious Associations: Argentina
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Early Islam in Argentina

The origin of Islam in Latin America is an issue debated among scholars. Some argue that Islam was first established during pre-Columbian times (between the eleventh and twelfth centuries C.E.) as a result of the maritime contacts between African Muslim sailors and the continent. This was later followed by Muslim European influence in the sixteenth century when Spanish moriscos (Iberian Muslims persecuted by th…

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del Mar Logroño Narbona, Maria, “Political-Social Movements Religious Associations: Argentina”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0670>
First published online: 2010

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