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Morisco: Term referring to A 'New Christian'-Spain, Late 1400's- Moors (arabs) forced to convert from Islam to Catholicism.

In historical studies of minoritisation, Morisco is also applied to other historical crypto-Muslims, in places such as Norman Sicily, 9th century Crete, and other areas along the medieval Christian-Muslim frontier.

Moriscos can also be classified in medieval Islamic jurisprudence as mudejar, or those who submit, this being the more common term in Arabic sources.

See also: Aben Humeya, aljamiado.

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