Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A country of east-central Africa. Inhabited since Paleolithic times, the region was settled by migrating Bantu people around AD 1100 and by Nilotic peoples from the north in the 1600s. The Bantu kingdom of Buganda was established in the 1700s and grew into a regional power before becoming a British protectorate in 1894. The protectorate was later extended to the entire region, which became independent as Uganda in 1962. Kampala is the capital and the largest city.

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  • proper noun Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Republic of Uganda.

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  • noun a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962

Etymologies

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Swahili Buganda (subnational kingdom), from Luganda Buganda ("land of the Ganda").

Examples

  • KAMPALA, UGANDA - The Coca-Cola Company, nonprofit TechnoServe, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched a partnership to enable over 50,000 small fruit farmers in Uganda and Kenya to increase their productivity and double their incomes by 2014.

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • KAMPALA, UGANDA - The Coca-Cola Company, nonprofit TechnoServe, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched a partnership to enable over 50,000 small fruit farmers in Uganda and Kenya to increase their productivity and double their incomes by 2014.

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • KAMPALA, UGANDA - The Coca-Cola Company, nonprofit TechnoServe, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched a partnership to enable over 50,000 small fruit farmers in Uganda and Kenya to increase their productivity and double their incomes by 2014.

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • KAMPALA, UGANDA - The Coca-Cola Company, nonprofit TechnoServe, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched a partnership to enable over 50,000 small fruit farmers in Uganda and Kenya to increase their productivity and double their incomes by 2014.

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • UGANDA - Butcheries and livestock markets in seven northern Uganda districts have been closed due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

    ThePigSite - Industry News

  • KAMPALA, UGANDA (BosNewsLife) -- A 76-year-old Italian missionary has been killed in northern Uganda, less than two weeks after an

    BosNewsLife - Christian News Agency

  • Review_; The Present System of Education in Uganda, in the July number of _Uganda Notes_; The Gold Coast: Some Consideration of its

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917

  • The recent proposed law calling for captial punishment for gays in Uganda is the handiwork of American evangelicals such as Rick Warren and Scott Lively.

    Think Progress » Mississippi school district cancels prom after same-sex couple planned to attend.

  • Learning about the legislative process and the complicated role of the United States in Uganda is not as easy, morally satisfying, or sexy as imagining that the supplies you clean out of your desk will be helping a former child soldier learn to read and write in a few weeks.

    Because what they really need is more PENS « Planning the Day

  • Collecting pens and school supplies for children who have escaped from a rebel armyis conveniently apolitical, but the role of the U.S. in Uganda is anything but.

    Because what they really need is more PENS « Planning the Day

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