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.
- U·gan·dan, adjective, noun
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How to use Uganda in a sentence
In Uganda, legislators are considering further criminalization of LGBT advocacy and same-sex relationships.
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Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is a nun of the Sacred Heart who rescues young girls from sexual slavery and rebel attacks in Uganda.
And, as in countless other countries (Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria), LGBT people are a convenient scapegoat.
I have not lived in these three countries, I lived in Uganda and Ghana.
There is also an inland system of telegraphs connecting the chief towns with one another and with Uganda.
The Uganda railway is essentially a mountain line, with gradients of one in fifty and one in sixty.
Since the completion of the Uganda railway, trade, and consequently revenue, has increased greatly.
The harbour on the south-west side of Mombasa island is known as Kilindini, the terminus of the Uganda railway.
The coast lands apart, the protectorate was regarded as valuable chiefly as being the high road to Uganda.
British Dictionary definitions for Uganda
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)
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Cultural definitions for Uganda
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