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Maji-Maji


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A rebellion in German East Africa (1905–07) in the south and centre of present-day Tanzania. The African warriors believed that magic water (maji) could make them immune to bullets. German settlers, missionaries, and traders were murdered, and the towns of Liwale and Kilosa sacked. The Germans adopted a scorched-earth policy, which ended the rebellion but greatly retarded economic development.

Subjects: African Studies.


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