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Kenya, Mau-Mau vs UK
Battle deaths: 12,955 Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2014-08-10 19:26:29
Mau Mau is a word of uncertain provenance. There is disagreement among sources as to whether it is an actual word, while some claim that it is the name of a range of hills and others claim that it was created by British settlers to demean the rebels and simplify the complicated organizational structure of the insurgents. Members of the Kikuyu tribe formed the core of the resistance along with smaller numbers of Embu and Meru, but the Kikuyu did not call the rebel movement Mau Mau. It was known to them variously as "Muingi/The Movement", "Muigwithania/The Unifier", "Muma wa Uiguano/The Oath of Unity" or simply "The KCA", after the Kikuyu Central Association that created the impetus for the insurgency. The fact that these names have been largely forgotten and the Revolt is still referred to by the name most probably given to it by the British is a tribute to the power of colonial propaganda . Commentators sympathetic to anti-colonialism have adopted the convention of writing "Mau Mau" Uprising to show their awareness that Mau Mau is a title imposed on the rebels, though this article will maintain the more common usage without quotation marks.
Source: excerpt from article in the open dictionary Wikipedia. Read Article
SOURCES: FATALITY DATA
 Battle deaths: PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset v3.0 (link) (1946-88) ID: #44
Low: 4,025 High: 15,000
NOTE ON NATION DATA
NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.
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