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What are Umayyads?

What are Umayyads? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. plural of Umayyad
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The Nasrid architecture marked the end of the glorious period that started with the Umayyads in Cordoba in the 8th century.
Honest and pious Muslims opposed to Umayyads usurping power were severely persecuted.
Translation of scientific books into Arabic had already begun, but under the Abbassids, who succeeded the Umayyads, it was greatly accelerated.
It was probably a meeting place with the local tribes to elicit their political support for the Umayyads.
The first took place between the 10th and 13th centuries in al-Andalus, in the great cultural movement initiated by the Umayyads in Spain.
In the days of Umayyads, their capital was Damascus and in the days of Abbasids, their permanent seat was in Baghdad.

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