- the traditional king of Buganda, a region and former kingdom of southern Uganda.
Origin of kabaka
Borrowed into English from Luganda around 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for kabaka
The kabaka Suna had only taken time to prepare for an annihilating blow.Freeland
Kabaka, I think my charms which my father suspended round my neck must be very powerful.My Dark Companions
Henry M. Stanley
It was not until the shadows began to lengthen that we visited the Kabaka on the Royal Hill.
The little Kabaka sat on his throne, and his subjects grouped themselves around and before him.
- any of the former rulers of the Baganda people of S Uganda
C19: from Luganda
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