Who were the moors?

Moors is the Spanish name for Islamic people (mostly from northern Africa) who had invaded Spain in the 8th century. They have ruled south-eastern Spain for a few hundred years before losing their power to the kings of Aragon and Castile.

They were the craftsmen of Spain and taught Europeans to navigate, trade, and build boats. In the 15th century the Spanish turned on them and deported most of them to the countries of the Ottoman Empire.