Kinjikitile - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 4 pages of information about Kinjikitile.
This section contains 908 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Kinjikitile Encyclopedia Article

KINJIKITILE (d. 1905) was a religious leader in southeastern Tanganyika (now Tanzania) who provided inspiration for the anticolonial struggles known as the Maji Maji Wars. In 1904, Kinjikitile became famous as a medium in a place called Ngarambe in Matumbi country, where the oppressions of the German colonial system were severe. He was possessed by Hongo, a deity subordinate to the supreme being, Bokero, whose primary ritual center was at Kibesa on the Rufiji River. At Ngarambe, Kinjikitile blended the spiritual authority of Bokero and Hongo with more local elements of ancestor veneration at a shrine center where he received offerings from pilgrims seeking intercession with the spiritual world and relief from the adversities they faced, both natural and political. In the later part of 1904 and early 1905, Kinjikitile advised the pilgrims to prepare themselves to resist the Germans and dispensed a medicine that he promised would turn the enemy's bullets...

(read more)

This section contains 908 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Kinjikitile Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Macmillan
Kinjikitile from Macmillan. Copyright © 2001-2006 by Macmillan Reference USA, an imprint of the Gale Group. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook