Uganda People And Culture : Uganda is a blessed country with diverse wildlife, bird species, peaceful weather and people with various cultures. Uganda being called the pearl of Africa, it has untapped culture as well as heritage. The country has more than 360 tribes and it’s the best place for those looking for a diverse cultural experience Uganda safari. Besides the diverse culture, the music, art and hand crafts to the culture and norms and rituals thus making it to be unmatched. Uganda has 3 unique linguistic groups namely the Bantu, Nilotics and people from the central Sudan. While on a safari, a visit to these groups will introduce you to completely different set of beliefs and practices. Uganda has at least 32 languages spoken but English and Kiswahili are the official languages and ganda language which is commonly used.
BANTU PEOPLE; the Bantu people are the biggest group within Uganda and can easily be described with the word ‘NTU’. The baganda people who are found in the central region and their history is more significant with that of Uganda. The other Bantu tribes include basoga, batoro, banyankore, banyoro and bagishu among others.
NILOTICS; these are basically found in the north and eastern Uganda. These include the acholis, langi’s, alur and itesot’s among others. These tribes are normally nomadic pastoralists but have as well adopted farming to supplement their livelihoods.
CENTRAL SUDANESE; People who live in the northwestern part of the country include the lugbaras and the madi people and many more who have a similar cultural practices and language.
Although there are a number of several dialects, there are only two languages spoken across the country that is English which is the official language and Swahili. However not everyone is fluent in each of the languages but most of the people have a little understanding of the English language. The English language is for the educated sector and the government. Therefore a fraction of the population speaks English well access high office and economic as well as political power is impossible without an adequate command of the English language. Swahili was chosen as another official national language because of the regional integration though it’s unpopular with the largest population who consider it as a language of the previous dictators, Uganda People And Culture
Various cultures can be described by dances, drama, cultural wear, local foods among others. But while on a cultural tour within Uganda, you will see and differentiate them through their cultural dances, songs, local dishes and instruments used. Besides that there are other ceremonies ad practices such as birth rites, marriage and initiation ceremonies which are carried out with high regards within different cultures and are different in many ways.
The country has several historical sites such as kasubi tombs, namugongo shrine, amabere ga Nyinamwiru and nyero rock paintings and Speke monument. Archaeological as well as religion with Islam being the first religion and Christianity which is divided into the roman Catholics and protestants known as Anglicans and many more that offer a remarkable experience with a clear understanding of the country.