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Zimbabwe--History--Chimurenga War, 1896-1897

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LC classificationDT2968 DT2970
Geographic headingZimbabwe--History--Chimurenga War, 1896-1897
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Variant(s)Chimurenga War, Zimbabwe, 1896-1897
Chindunduma, Zimbabwe, 1896-1897
First Chimurenga War, Zimbabwe, 1896-1897
Zimbabwe--History--Revolts, 1896-1897
See alsoGreat Britain--History--Victoria, 1837-1901
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Found inWork cat.: 94982520: Chigwedere, A.S. The forgotten heroes of Chimurenga I, c1991: p. 3 (The colonial chroniclers created two wars out of Chimurenga I -- the Ndebele war and the Shona war. But this is exactly what does not exist in this country. What exists is one Chimurenga originating from one source and inspired by that one source but that first broke out in Matebeleland and then spread to Mashonaland.)
Rasmussen, R.K. Historical dict. of Zimbabwe, 1990 (Chimurenga: Chishona word for resistance or rebellion used especially to refer to the Revolts of 1896-1897 and the modern liberation struggle. Revolts of 1896-1897 (a.k.a. chimurenga or chindunduma). Between late March 1896 and October 1897 a large part of the country's population rose in violent rebellion against white settlers and the BSAC administration. The Ndebele and Shona peoples and their allies waged essentially separate revolts, but they rose for much the same reasons, and at roughly the same time. Chindunduma: Chishona term for uprising or riot, one of the names by which the Revolt of 1896-1897 is known.)
Americana: v. 29, p. 776 (Although the uprising of the Ndebele and Mashona was soon put down by superior European firepower, this early resistance to outside rule is celebrated by Africans as the first "Chimurenga" or war of liberation.)