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Photographer's Note

Pedro Antonio de Alarc髇 traveled through the Alpujarras in the second half of the nineteenth century publishing in 1874 a book about the experience titled La Alpujarra. In this book he gives four additional possible origins for the name. They are:

* Based on the classical writer Luis del M醨mol, Alarc髇 suggests that the name may originate on the Arabic word "abuxarra" (turbulent) referring to the tendency of its inhabitants to rebel against authority.
* Based on the work of the Arabist Miguel Lafuente Alc醤tara, Alarc髇 adds that the same Arabic word means 'the unvanquished."
* A third option mentioned by Alarc髇 is the opinion of the Arabists Romey and Silvestre de Sacy. They based their conclusions on the work of the Arab historian Suar el-Kaic, concluding that the word originated in the Arabic "Albordjela" (fortified).
* Finally, Alarc髇 mentions the view of French historian Simonet who suggests the word "Albuxarrat" (White mountains or Snowed mountains) as the origin of the name.

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