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Culture of Uganda

It is no doubt that Uganda is abundantly blessed with a great deal of diverse wildlife, birds of all types, tranquil weather and as if that is not enough, the pearl of Africa – Uganda, is a stew-pot of diverse untapped culture and magnificent heritages. The country has more than 360 tribes; it is definitely a place to die for if you are looking for diverse cultural experiences

The culture of Uganda is made up of a diverse range of ethnic groups. Lake Kyoga forms the northern boundary for the Bantu-speaking people, who dominate much of East, Central, and Southern Africa. In Uganda, they include the Baganda and several other tribes.

It is no doubt that Uganda is abundantly blessed with a great deal of diverse wildlife, birds of all types, tranquil weather and as if that is not enough, the pearl of Africa – Uganda, is a stew-pot of diverse untapped culture and magnificent heritages. The country has more than 360 tribes; it is definitely a place to die for if you are looking for diverse cultural experiences

In the north, the Lango and the Acholi peoples predominate, who speak Nilotic languages. To the east are the Iteso and Karamojong, who speak a Nilotic language, whereas the Gishu are part of the Bantu and live mainly on the slopes of Mt. Elgon. They speak Lumasaba, which is closely related to the Luhya of Kenya. A few Pygmies live isolated in the rainforests of western Uganda.

Religion

Christians make up 85.2 percent of Uganda’s population. There were sizeable numbers of Sikhs and Hindus in the country until Asians were expelled in 1972 by Idi Amin, following an alleged dream, although many are now returning following an invitation from President Yoweri Museveni. Muslims make up 12 percent of Uganda’s population.

Language in the Country

Uganda is ethnologically diverse, with at least 40 languages in usage. Luganda is the most common language. English and Swahili are the official languages of Uganda, even though only a relatively small proportion of the population speak English. Access to economic and political power is almost impossible without having mastered that language. Swahili, the East African lingua franca, is relatively widespread as a trade language and was made an official national language in September 2005. Luganda, a language widespread in central Uganda, has been the official vernacular language in education for central Uganda for a long time

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