Europe’s First Settler Colonial Incursion into Africa: The Genocide of Aboriginal Canary Islanders

  title={Europe’s First Settler Colonial Incursion into Africa: The Genocide of Aboriginal Canary Islanders},
  author={Mohamed Adhikari},
  journal={African Historical Review},
  pages={1 - 26}
  • M. Adhikari
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • History, Political Science
  • African Historical Review
ABSTRACT The annihilation of the aboriginal societies of the Canary archipelago, which consists of seven islands off the coast of southern Morocco and was populated by indigenes derived from Berber-speaking communities of north-west Africa, represents modern Europe’s first overseas settler colonial genocide. The process of social destruction, initiated by European slave raiders in the first half of the fourteenth century, was propelled to completion by mainly Iberian conquistadors and settlers… 
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