Definition of kabaka in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈbɑːkə/


The traditional ruler of the Baganda people of Uganda.
Example sentences
  • The kabaka is the supreme symbol of Buganda's identity, and the royal tomb contains the graves of the last four of the kabakas.
  • The ruling elite, headed by the kabaka collected rent from all land-holding subjects of the Buganda Kingdom.
  • Reid also emphasizes that kabakas did not exert much control over commerce since Ganda outside the capital traded relatively freely.


A local title.

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