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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 persecute…

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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 23 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0670>
First published online: 2010



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