Monday, August 31, 2009
The Languages of Uganda
In case any of you are truly curious, here is the answer to the poll (see left sidebar): "What is the official language of Uganda?"
English is the official language of Uganda.
And, here is some more information from Wikipedia: "Around forty different languages are regularly and currently in use in the country. English became the official language of Uganda after independence. Ugandan English has a local flavour." (That is for sure! Although many do speak English, they have such heavy accents, it still can be difficult to understand them, until you develop an "ear" for their English.)
"The most widely locally spoken language in Uganda is Luganda spoken predominantly in the urban concentrations of Kampala, the capital city, and in towns and localities in the Buganda region of Uganda which encompasses Kampala...Swahili, a widely used language throughout eastern and central east Africa, was approved as the country's second official national language in 2005."
So, there you go - now you know a bit more about Uganda. : )