Definition of Baganda in English:


Syllabification: Ba·gan·da
Pronunciation: /bəˈgändə
(also Ganda)

noun (singular Muganda /mo͞oˈgändə/)

  • A Bantu people of the kingdom of Buganda, now forming part of Uganda. Their language is Luganda.
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    • A Muganda passes through the stages of omwana, omuvubuka, and omusajja or omukazi (man, woman).
    • Kingdoms of the Baganda, Bunyoro, Toro, Ankole, and Busoga peoples emerged, and they remained strong from the fourteenth century until the nineteenth century.
    • The most prominent indigenous clothing is found in southern Uganda among the Baganda.


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  • Of or relating to the Baganda.
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    • Amadinda is a Hungarian ensemble but shares with the composer a strong interest in the African Baganda musical tradition.
    • The British are also accused of giving land to Baganda absentee landlords as gifts.
    • Mrs Naka [the consultant] told us a story of how the Baganda [a dominant Bantu tribe] men of long ago would detect pregnancies they were not responsible for when their wives developed eclampsia in later pregnancies.


a local name; compare with Kiswahili Waganda.

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