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[kuh-bah-kuh] /kəˈbɑ kə/
the traditional king of Buganda, a region and former kingdom of southern Uganda.
Origin of kabaka
Borrowed into English from Luganda around 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • kabaka, I think my charms which my father suspended round my neck must be very powerful.

    My Dark Companions Henry M. Stanley
  • The kabaka Suna had only taken time to prepare for an annihilating blow.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • It was not until the shadows began to lengthen that we visited the kabaka on the Royal Hill.

    My African Journey Winston Churchill
  • The little kabaka sat on his throne, and his subjects grouped themselves around and before him.

    My African Journey Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for kabaka


any of the former rulers of the Baganda people of S Uganda
Word Origin
C19: from Luganda
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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