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Uganda
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is a land-locked country in the Great Lakes region of East Africa (see map of Africa), with an estimated population of 22 million. The majority belong to Bantu speaking ethnic groups, but there are important Nilotic (Nuer and Dinka) and Sudanic peoples in the North. The staple crops are bananas and millet, with cotton and coffee as cash crops. Cattle keeping has cultural and economic importance.

Uganda is named after the kingdom of Buganda, which occupies the central part of what became the British colonial state. From the 1840s, Arab and Swahi…

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Ward, Kevin, “Uganda”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_125207>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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