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Which North American explorer travelled to Florida as early as in 1539 ad ?
A --Estevanico of Azamor aka Mustafa Zemmouri
B -Columbus
c- Marco Polo
d- Magellan

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Asked by onlytruth, 01 Apr '12 11:24 am
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Answered by vijay, 01 Apr '12 11:37 am

 
  
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Estevanico of Azamor, a Muslim from Morocco, lands in Florida with the ill-fated expedition of Panfilo de Narvaez in 1527. Estevanico remained in America to become the first of three Americans to cross the continent. At least two states owe their beginnings to this Muslim, Arizona and New Mexico.
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Mustafa Zemmouri, better known as "Estevanico" or "Stephen the Moor," a Moroccan explorer, master interpreter of Native American languages and an enslaved servant to Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca, is believed to be the first African to set foot in what is now Texas when, in 1533, he and his party were ship wrecked on the island now called Galveston.

After enduring months of imprisonment by an indigenous gulf coast tribe, Estevanico escaped into present day Mexico, where he and de Vaca were reunited with their countrymen. In 1540, Steven the Moor lost his life in yet another New World exploit, but not before traveling alone to opening up what is now New Mexico and Arizona.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 01 Apr '12 04:48 pm

 
  
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Istafan, the Arab, was a guide for the Spanish that wished to settle the area that would later be called Arizona in 1539. Istafan was from Azamor, Morocco and had previously been to the New World in the ill-fated expedition of Panfilo de Narvaez to Florida in 1527. Brent Kennedy mentions him in his article in Islamic Horizons as being one of the first Moors and Muslims in America. Istafan was one of four to survive a five thousand mile tour of the American Southwest. Originally he was part of a three hundred member exploratory group. He would go on to become the first visitor from Europe or Africa among the Pueblo Indians. (Islamic Horizons November/December 1994, pp.24-27). He was also a guide for the Franciscan friar, Marcos de Niza and was in this capacity until he was killed in an Indian attack in Arizona and New Mexico in 1539
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Estevanico of Azamor aka Mustafa Zemmouri
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