- an independent state in E Africa, between the NE Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya: member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British protectorate. 91,065 sq. mi. (241,068 sq. km). Capital: Kampala.
Examples from the Web for uganda
In Uganda, legislators are considering further criminalization of LGBT advocacy and same-sex relationships.‘Only God’ Can Stop Gay Marriage
January 6, 2015
By now, most of us are familiar with horror stories from Uganda and Russia.It Gets Better—but Mostly if You Live in a Rich, Democratic Country
November 11, 2014
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is a nun of the Sacred Heart who rescues young girls from sexual slavery and rebel attacks in Uganda.Live from San Antonio: Women in the World Texas!
Women in the World
October 23, 2014
And, as in countless other countries (Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria), LGBT people are a convenient scapegoat.Egypt’s LGBTs Fight Grindr Crackdown
October 18, 2014
I have not lived in these three countries, I lived in Uganda and Ghana.Meet America’s New Top Ebola Fighter
September 26, 2014
On the second day after the fight our men occupied Rubaga, the capital of Uganda.Freeland
They all met in Berlin to settle up everything—and we got Uganda.
It is of the Uganda cob only that I am able to write about from my own observation and experience.In Africa
John T. McCutcheon
There was a great empire beyond the lake, they told him, called Uganda.A Book of Discovery
Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
Coming back to the Uganda Railway, here is Nairobi, you see.The Rogue Elephant
- a republic in E Africa: British protectorate established in 1894–96; gained independence in 1962 and became a republic in 1963; a member of the Commonwealth. It consists mostly of a savanna plateau with part of Lake Victoria in the southeast and mountains in the southwest, reaching 5109 m (16 763 ft) in the Ruwenzori Range. Official language: English; Swahili, Luganda, and Luo are also widely spoken. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Ugandan shilling. Capital: Kampala. Pop: 34 758 809 (2013 est). Area: 235 886 sq km (91 076 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for uganda
from Swahili u "land, country" + Ganda, indigenous people name, of unknown origin.