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Intifada (انتفاضةintifāḍah) is an Arabic word which literally means "shaking off", though it is popularly translated into English as "uprising", "resistance", or "rebellion". Intifāḍat ("uprising of"), not to be confused with the Arabic plural intifāḍāt (انتفاضات). It is often used as a term for popular resistance to oppression.
Intifada may refer to these historical events:
March Intifada, a leftist uprising against the British colonial presence in Bahrain in March 1965
Zemla Intifada, against Spanish colonial rule in then Spanish Sahara, in June 1970