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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of east-central Africa. Inhabited since Paleolithic and Neolithic times, the region was settled by migrating Bantu people around A.D. 1100 and by Nilotic peoples from the north in the late 17th century. Various kingdoms and states were established beginning in the 14th century, including the Bantu kingdom of Buganda, which became 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. Population: 30,300,000.

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

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

Etymologies

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

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