Iberian ethnicity - top countries
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Iberian ethnicity
The region of Iberia, which encompasses Spain and Portugal, has been historically shaped by multiple civilizations and distinct populations starting with the ancient Iberian tribes to modern-day Spanish and Portuguese people. In 1492, Jews were expelled from the region, and Christopher Columbus set sail for the Americas, kicking off the age of exploration and conquest in the New World. Iberian explorers spread across the Americas, parts of Africa, the Indian subcontinent, the Portuguese islands of Azores and Madeira, and the Spanish Canary Islands, leaving their genetic mark on these areas. Modern surgery was pioneered in Spain during the Golden Age of Islamic Iberia, around 1000 CE.