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Abushiri, -1889

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Personal name headingAbushiri, -1889
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Variant(s)Abushiri ibn Salim al-Harthi, -1889
Al Bashir, -1889
al-Bashīr ibn Sālim al-Ḥārthī, -1889
Bashīr ibn Sālim al-Ḥārthī, -1889
Buschiri, -1889
Bushiri, -1889
Bushiri bin Salim, -1889
Harthi, Abushiri ibn Salim al-, -1889
Ḥārthī, al-Bashīr ibn Sālim al-, -1889
البشير بن سالم الحارثي
بشير بن سالم الحارثي
Associated countryTanzania
Death date1889-12-18
Place of deathPangani (Tanzania)
Field of activityGermany--Colonies--Africa Imperialism Insurgency
Profession or occupationMerchants Plantation owners
Special noteNon-Latin script reference not evaluated.
Found inKampf um Bagamojo, 1941?: page 8 (Bagamoyo, center of Arab slave trade and in 1889 was the starting point for the Arab revolt later defeated by Hermann von Wissmann) page 32 (Buschiri; on December 15, 1889 the half-blood Arab, encouraged but then betrayed by the English, was hanged)
Wikipedia, February 1, 2018 Abushiri ibn Salim al-Harthi; Al Bashir ibn Salim al-Harthi, Arabic: al-Bashīr bin Sālim al-Ḥārthī = البشير بن سالم الحارثي ; Abushiri; a wealthy merchant and plantation owner of Omani Arab/Oromo parentage; known for the Abushiri Revolt against the German East Africa Company in present-day Tanzania, credited with united local Arab traders and African tribes against German colonialism; Al Bashir's forces were able to capture most of the towns along the Tanganyika coast; but toward the end of 1888 much of his alliance with local tribes had collapsed; he hired Arab mercenaries to defend his stronghold at Jahazi, a village near Bagamoyo, which was attacked by German troops on May 8, 1889; Abushiri escaped, led new assaults on Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo, but due to superior German firepower, African tribesmen soon deserted him; he attempted to flee to the Imperial British East African Company in Bombasa, but was turned over to the Germans by local tribesmen; on December 15, 1889 he was sentenced to death, was hanged soon after in Pangani)
Journal of Eastern African Studies 7(3), 2013, Locating the local in the Coastal Rebellion of 1888-1890, viewed online Feb. 1, 2018: page 432 (the so-called Abushiri Uprising of 1888) page 435 (Bushiri bin Salim, a prominent leader from Pangani, organized a large army and invaded Bagamoyo, hoping to drive the Germans away and take over the trading entrepôt for himself; instead found himself in a stalemate for the next five months; Bushiri) page 448 (he was executed by hanging in Pangani on December 18, 1889)