- 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.
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Examples from the Web for ugandan
He also wore a badge that said “kuchu” (meant to represent “gay” in a Ugandan language) and carried a rainbow flag.Ugandan Gays Risk All in Pride March
August 9, 2014
He is a trans man, a Ugandan, and is in America seeking asylum from the anti-LGBT oppression that grips his country.LGBT Asylum Seekers Need America More Than Ever
June 29, 2014
Aijo is a son of a Latvian and a Ugandan and has lived in London in recent years.The Kremlin’s Crazy Shock Troops
May 22, 2014
The legislation was written and promoted by David Bahati, a member of the Ugandan Parliament.Hillary, ‘The Family,’ and Uganda’s Anti-Gay Christian Mafia
February 25, 2014
Now, at a bustling lunch spot downtown in the Ugandan capital, the slight man is dressed in a tight shirt and jeans.Uganda Gays Face New Wave of Fear Under Anti-Gay Bill
February 24, 2014
- of or relating to Uganda or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of 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)
Word Origin and History for ugandan
from Swahili u "land, country" + Ganda, indigenous people name, of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
From 1971 to 1979, Uganda was ruled by the notorious military strongman Idi Amin. It is estimated that Amin killed as many as 300,000 Ugandans through internal purges and campaigns of terror before he was overthrown.
Under Amin, Uganda was a sponsor of international terrorism. In 1976, a French airliner was hijacked and flown to Entebbe Airport outside Kampala. An Israeli commando unit subsequently rescued the hostages in a sensational raid.
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