Maji Maji Rebellion

Uprising in the south and east of German East Africa, 1905-1907.

The Maji Maji rebellion, sometimes called the Maji Maji War, occurred from 1905 to 1907 and was an armed rebellion against German colonial rule in German East Africa (modern-day Tanzania). It was initially triggered by a German policy designed to force the indigenous population to grow cotton for export purposes. The war resulted in 250,000–300,000 total dead, mostly civilians from famine.