K is for De-Kolonization: Anti-Colonial Nationalism and Orthographic Reform

@article{Thomas2007KIF,
  title={K is for De-Kolonization: Anti-Colonial Nationalism and Orthographic Reform},
  author={M. Thomas},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={2007},
  volume={49},
  pages={938 - 967}
}
  • M. Thomas
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
In the 1890s, the initials “KKK,” and sometimes just the letter “K,” were emblems of the revolutionary brotherhood that challenged the Spanish colonial state in the Philippines. The letters stood for the longer formal name of the “Kataastaasan Kagalang-galang na Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan” [Highest and Most Respectable Society of the Sons of the Country], but the group was generally referred to simply as the “Katipunan” [Society]. “K” appeared as a kind of logo on flags, seals, pledge forms… Expand
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