Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The series of military campaigns by which Christian armies reclaimed control of the Iberian Peninsula from the Moors, starting in the eighth century and culminating in the fall of Granada in 1492.

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  • noun the process by which the Christian countries of Spain and Portugal were reconquered from the Moors

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, reconquest, from reconquistar, to reconquer : re-, re- (from Latin re-; see re–) + conquistar, to conquer (from conquista, conquest, ultimately from alteration of Latin conquīsīta, feminine of conquīsītus, past participle of conquīrere, to search out, collect; see conquer).]

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From Spanish reconquista ("reconquest").

Examples

  • The term Reconquista originally referred to the reconquest of Moorish Spain by Christian Europe; the term is now used by certain Marxist Hispanics to refer to the recovery of the Southwest by the same techniques Americans used to take Texas and then California from Mexico in the nineteenth century.)

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  • In Spain, the movement Preventive Reconquista is gaining ground - a perhaps George W Bush-inspired preventive war against the 1 million Muslim immigrants and their allegedly "evil" plans to re-attach Spain to Islam.

    Pepe Escobar: Letter from Islamophobistan

  • Reconquista is not a conspiracy theory, but an attitude.

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  • Though the so-called Reconquista protesters are becoming more vocal and visible, scholars say they don't represent the views of most Latinos.

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  • He reports on conspiracy theories like the "Reconquista" and the "Birthers" as if they were legitimate topics of discussion.

    Roberto Lovato: As Movement Demanding CNN Dump Him Grows, Dobbs Plays Victim

  • NCLR has never supported and does not endorse the notion of a "Reconquista" or "Aztlán."

    Another Nail in the GOP Coffin - La Raza

  • Another misconception about NCLR is the allegation that we support a "Reconquista," or the right of Mexico to reclaim land in the southwestern United States.

    Another Nail in the GOP Coffin - La Raza

  • This is not very relevant to marketing a vodka at all, unless you're part of the Latino hate group La Raza (literally "THEE Race"), members of which have openly stated many times that the huge influx of often illegal immigrants from Mexico into the southwestern United States is nothing less than a "Reconquista".

    Pure Absolut Stupidity

  • The ONLY movement is a bowel movement called "Reconquista" aka Tony Villar!

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  • "We are practicing 'Reconquista' in California ... we need to avoid a white backlash by using codes understood by Latinos."

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