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Uganda, Republic of Uganda(noun)
a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Republic of Uganda.
Origin: (subnational kingdom), from baganda from the set phrase baganda ba katonda ("brothers and sisters")
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. Uganda is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country. Beginning in the late 1800s, the area was ruled as a colony by the British, who established administrative law across the territory. Uganda gained independence from Britain on 9 October 1962. The period since then has been marked by intermittent conflicts, most recently a lengthy civil war against the Lord's Resistance Army, which has caused tens of thousands of casualties and displaced more than a million people. The official languages are Swahili and English. Luganda, a southern language, is widely spoken across the country, and multiple other languages are also spoken. The current President of Uganda is Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who came to power in a coup in 1986.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a territory in East Africa along the N. and NW. shore of Victoria Nyanza, with a population of from 300,000 to 500,000, and the seat of an active mission propaganda on the part of both the Catholic and Protestant Churches; has since 1890 been under British protection. The capital is Mengo.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A republic in eastern Africa, south of SUDAN and west of KENYA. Its capital is Kampala.
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