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Portugese war against Dembos

Years: 1907-1910
Battle deaths: 5,100 [1]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
, Angola

Published: 2013-07-31 22:31:04 | Altered: 2014-03-09 21:53:38
One of the most difficult Portuguese military campaigns of the period was waged against the Dembos, a Kimbundu-speaking people who lived less than 150 kilometers northeast of Luanda. The Portuguese attacked the Dembos repeatedly over a period of three years before the Dembos were finally subdued in 1910. Because of difficult conditions, including the tropical climate, the Portuguese did not complete their occupation of Dembos land until 1917. An estimate of casualties places losses at 5000 to the Portuguese and 5000 to the Dembos.

Quote: onwar.com

Reading: Angola Under the Portuguese: The Myth and the Reality, by Gerald J. Bender
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SOURCES: FATALITY DATA

Notes on fatalities

[1] Battle deaths: Correlates of War, Extra-State War Data v4.0

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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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