Benimàmet, Valencia

Benimàmet (Valencian pronunciation: [beniˈmamet], Spanish: Benimámet) is an old municipality now integrated as an urban part of Valencia, Spain. The name Benimàmet 'sons of Muhammad' is derived from Arabic during Muslim-ruled Al-Andalus.[1][2]

The church of St Vincent the Martyr

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thomas F. Glick (2005). Islamic and Christian Spain in the Early Middle Ages (illustrated ed.). Leiden: Brill. p. 148. ISBN 9789004147713.
  2. ^ Eid, Mushira; Cantarino, Vicente; Walters, Keith, eds. (1994). Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics VI: Papers from the Sixth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics (illustrated ed.). John Benjamins Publishing Company. p. 26. ISBN 9789027236180. The Muslim city dwellers [of Valencia] had been replaced by Christian settlers in many parts of the capital, and thus the use of Arabic language was relegated to the Muslim, predominantly rural, population of the villages around Valencia, Benimaclet, Benifayo, Benimamet, Alberique, Albaida, Alqueria, etc., and some larger cities to the south and west of the capital, Oliva, Cullera, Jativa.

Coordinates: 39°30′N 0°25′W / 39.500°N 0.417°W / 39.500; -0.417