Luganda


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Luganda

(luːˈɡændə; -ˈɡɑːndə)
n
(Languages) the language of the Buganda, spoken chiefly in Uganda, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family

Lu•gan•da

(luˈgæn də, -ˈgɑn-)

n.
the Bantu language of the Ganda.
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Noun1.LuGanda - the Bantu language of the Buganda people; spoken in Uganda
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
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In recent times, a market has emerged for old martial arts films dubbed into Luganda, the main language used in Kampala and one now understood by the majority of the Sua.
iDROID, US mobile smart phone manufacturer has brought in new Luganda smart phone.
4 Luganda, Swahili, others Zambia 290,585 40 Lusaka English, Bemba, 15,111,000 3.
Participants received a 30 minute interviewer administered structured questionnaire in either English or Luganda (the dominant language in the Central Region of Uganda) by trained interviewers.
Despite not speaking Luganda, the local language, Dr Clarke believes he can top the poll.
2 Uganda 93,066 13 Kampala English, Luganda, Swahili, others 33,800,000 3.
The first three months were spent learning Luganda to intermediate level, the language of the Baganda (7) tribe and the largest single ethnic group two (Nzita Mbaga-Niwampa, 1997).
But the Luganda language in which kadongo kamu is performed is known for its double meanings and therefore these songs have always been received as having two levels of meaning.
Nineteenth-century Buganda, for example, is described as looking "almost like a nation-state" prior to the translation of the Bible into Luganda, which carried the Baganda across the dividing line from ethnicity to nationhood (155-58).
Mukasa, a licensed lay reader and author of a Luganda commentary on Matthew's gospel, was regarded highly as a writer in missionary circles.