History of East Africa
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 20 territories constitute Easter...
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Makuria
The Kingdom of Makuria (Old Nubian: Ⲙⲁⲕⲟⲩⲣⲓⲁ, Makouria; Arabic: مقرة‎, al-Muqurra) was a kingdom located in what is today Northern Sudan and Southern Egypt. Makuria originally covered the ar...
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Kingdom of Burundi
The Kingdom of Burundi existed according to the traditional account from the 16th century until 1966, but it is now thought that the first king began to reign in 1680. Like the monarchy in ne...
Nobatia
Nobatia /noʊˈbeɪʃə/ or Nobadia (/noʊˈbeɪdiə/; Greek: Νοβαδἰα, Nobadia; Old Nubian: Ⲛⲟⲩⲃⲁⲇⲓⲁ, Noubadia) was an ancient African Christian kingdom in Lower Nubia and subsequently a region of the larger N...
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Alodia
Alodia or Alwa was the southernmost of the three kingdoms of Christian Nubia; the other two were Nobatia and Makuria to the north. Much about this kingdom is still unknown, despite its thousand year e...
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History of Madagascar
The history of Madagascar is distinguished clearly by the early isolation of the landmass from the ancient supercontinents containing Africa and India, and by the island's late colonization by human s...
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Empire of Kitara
According to oral tradition in the area of the Great Lakes of Africa, the Empire of Kitara (also known as Bachwezi, Bacwezi, or Chwezi empire) was ruled by a dynasty known as the Bachwezi (or Chwezi...
Buganda
Buganda is a subnational kingdom within Uganda. The kingdom of the Ganda people, Buganda is the largest of the traditional kingdoms in present-day Uganda, comprising all of Uganda's Central Region, in...
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Sennar (sultanate)
The Funj Sultanate of Sennar (sometimes spelled Sinnar), known in Sudanese traditions as the Blue Sultanate (Arabic: السلطنة الزرقاء; As-Saltana az-Zarqa‎), was a sultanate in th...
Kingdom of Rwanda
The Kingdom of Rwanda was founded by a pastoral group, the Tutsi. It occupied approximately the territory controlled by the modern state of Rwanda. The kingdom became gradually subdued by European col...
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Bunyoro kingdom
Bunyoro is a kingdom in Western Uganda. It was one of the most powerful kingdoms in East Africa from 13th century to the 19th century. It is ruled by the Omukama ...
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Portuguese Mozambique
Portuguese Mozambique or Portuguese East Africa are the common terms by which 'Mozambique' is designated when referring to the historic period when it was a Portuguese overseas territory. For...
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Bezanozano
The Bezanozano are believed to be one of the earliest Malagasy ethnic groups to establish themselves in Madagascar, where they inhabit an inland area between the Betsimisaraka lowlands and the Merina ...
Ranavalona II
Ranavalona II (1829 – 13 July 1883) was Queen of Madagascar from 1868 to 1883, succeeding Queen Rasoherina. She is best remembered for Christianizing the royal court during her reign.
Ranavalona I...
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Civilizing mission
The mission civilisatrice (the French for "civilizing mission"; Portuguese: Missão civilizadora)is a rationale for intervention or colonization, proposing to contribute to the spread of civilizati...
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Vezo
The Vezo is the term the semi-nomadic coastal people of southern Madagascar use to refer to people that have become accustomed to live from sea fishing. The Vezo speak a dialect of the Malagasy langu...
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Andrianampoinimerina
Andrianampoinimerina (1745-1810) ruled the Kingdom of Imerina from 1787 until his death. His reign was marked by the reunification of Imerina following 77 years of civil war, and the subsequent expan...
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Lusotropicalismo
Lusotropicalism or Luso-tropicalism was first described by Brazilian sociologist Gilberto Freyre to describe the distinctive character of Portuguese imperialism overseas, proposing that the Portuguese...
Cultural assimilation
Cultural assimilation is the process by which a person or a group's language and/or culture come to resemble those of another group. The term is used to refer to both individuals and groups, and in t...
History of Buganda
The history of Buganda is that of the kingdom of the Baganda people, the largest of the traditional kingdoms in present-day Uganda.
Muteesa I of Buganda, who had been visited by explorers, like Jo...
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Batembuzi
According to oral tradition in the area of the Great Lakes of Africa, the Empire of Kitara (also known as Bachwezi, Bacwezi, or Chwezi empire) was ruled into the 16th century by a dynasty known as ...
Ranavalona III
Ranavalona III (November 22, 1861 – May 23, 1917) was the last sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar. She ruled from July 30, 1883 to February 28, 1897 in a reign marked by ongoing and ultimatel...
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Portuguese East Africa
Portuguese Mozambique or Portuguese East Africa are the common terms by which 'Mozambique' is designated when referring to the historic period when it was a Portuguese overseas territory. For...
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First Madagascar expedition
The First Madagascar expedition was the beginning of the Franco-Hova War and consisted of a French military expedition against the Merina Kingdom on the island of Madagascar in 1883. It was followed b...
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Franco-Hova War
The Franco-Hova Wars or Franco-Malagasy Wars comprised two French military interventions in Madagascar between 1883 and 1896 that overthrew the ruling monarchy of the Merina Kingdom, and resulted in M...
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Antandroy
The Antandroy (or Tandroy) are a traditionally nomadic ethnic group of Madagascar inhabiting the arid southern part of the island called Androy. Tracing their origins back to the Sakalava people, in t...
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Rasoherina of Madagascar
Rasoherina (1814 – 1 April 1868) (also Rasoaherina) was Queen of Madagascar from 1863 to 1868, succeeding her husband Radama II following his presumed assassination.
Rasoherina, niece of Que...
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Radama II
Radama II (September 23, 1829 – May 12, 1863 [assumed dead]) was the son and heir of Queen Ranavalona I and ruled from 1861 to 1863 over the Kingdom of Madagascar, which controlled virtually the ...
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Antakarana
The Antankarana (or Antakarana) is an ethnic group of Madagascar that inhabits the northern tip of Madagascar around Antsiranana. Their name means "the people of the tsingy," the limestone rock format...
Radama I
Radama I "the Great" (1793–1828) was the first Malagasy sovereign to be recognized as King of Madagascar (1810-1828) by a European state. He came to power at the age of 17 following the death of his f...
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