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Azemmour, Morocco (Wattasid period)
Hawikuh, New Mexico, U.S.
|Other names||Esteban the Moor, Little Stephen, Esteban de Dorantes, Mustafa Azemmouri|
|Occupation||Explorer in present day Mexico and parts of the southwest United States|
Estevanico ("Little Stephen"; modern spelling Estebanico; c. 1500–1539), also known as Esteban de Dorantes or Mustafa Azemmouri, was a Moroccan explorer who became the first North African of Berber origin to explore North America.
He was enslaved and sold to a Spanish nobleman in Spain in about 1521, and taken in 1527 on the Spanish Narváez expedition to explore "La Florida", which at the time was composed of present-day Florida, and all unexplored lands to the north and west, including Northern Mexico.
He has been referred to as "the first great African man in America".
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