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They conquered Morocco and part of Algeria and were called into Spain by the Abbadids to help in the defense against the Christians.
Most of these dynasties were absorbed by the most distinguished of them, the Abbadids, who summoned the Almoravids from Africa to aid them against Alfonso VI of Castile.
These were petty dynasties founded on the ruins of the Umayyad caliphate: the Hammudids of Malaga (from 1016 onward) and of Algeciras (1039); the Abbadids of Sevilla (1031); the Zayrids of Granada (1012); the Jahwarids of Córdoba (1031); the Dhul-Nunids of Toledo (1035); the Amirids of Valencia (1021); the Tojibids and Hudids of Saragossa (1019 and 1031).