Updated: Sep 13
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda.
Uganda is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a large part of Lake Victoria shared with Kenya and Tanzania.
Reason for Naming the country
Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.
The flag of Uganda was adopted on 9 October 1962, when Uganda became independent from Great Britain. The flag consists of two times repeated tricolor of six horizontal stripes of black, yellow, and red color. In the center of the flag, there is a white disc that contains a grey crowned crane- the crane is the national bird of Uganda. The bird represents the progress of the country, and the raised leg of the crane represents the forward movement of the country.
The Black color represents the native ethnicity of Africa, the yellow color represents Africa's sunshine, the red color represents brotherhood and is also the color of blood that connects all Africans.
Uganda is a multilingual country in East Africa. There are forty living native languages in Uganda, which can be grouped into three main language families: Bantu, Central Sudanic, and Nilotic. Two additional languages spoken in the country come from the Kuliak language family. English was adopted during the country's colonial, and it remains an official language, As English is the official language it is used in the education system, government, and media. The English dialect spoken in Uganda is sometimes called Uglish or Ugandan English, and a rich local flavor characterizes the language. Swahili, is the second official language that has regional significance, that has been adopted by the nation.