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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.
U·gan′dan adj. & n.
(Placename) a republic in E Africa: British protectorate established in 1894–96; gained independence in 1962 and became a republic in 1963; a member of the Commonwealth. It consists mostly of a savanna plateau with part of Lake Victoria in the southeast and mountains in the southwest, reaching 5109 m (16 763 ft) in the Ruwenzori Range. Official language: English; Swahili, Luganda, and Luo are also widely spoken. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Ugandan shilling. Capital: Kampala. Pop: 34 758 809 (2013 est). Area: 235 886 sq km (91 076 sq miles)
U•gan•da(yuˈgæn də, uˈgɑn-)
a republic in E Africa, between the NE Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya: member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British protectorate. 22,804,973; 91,065 sq. mi. (241,068 sq. km). Cap.: Kampala.
U•gan′dan, adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||Uganda - a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962|
Lord's Resistance Army - a quasi-religious rebel group in Uganda that terrorized and raped women and kidnapped children who were forced to serve in the army
East Africa - a geographical area in eastern Africa
Buganda - a state of Uganda and site of a former Bantu kingdom
Entebbe - a town in southern Uganda on Lake Victoria; site of an international airport (where in 1976 Israeli commandos rescued hostages held aboard a plane by Palestinian hijackers)
Jinja - a city in Uganda on the north shore of Lake Victoria
Gulu - a city in northern Uganda
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Lake Edward - a lake in the Great Rift Valley between Congo and Uganda
Nile, Nile River - the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization
Ugandan - a native or inhabitant of Uganda
Uganda[juːˈgændə] N → Uganda f
Uganda[juːˈgændə] n → Ouganda m
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