Indigenous Cultures


Batwa cultureThe central region is dominated by the Bantu group specifically the Baganda.KingshipThe Buganda monarchy presents one of the best documentations of kingship in Uganda.

The head of state is the King locally known as Kabaka. The current king of Buganda, His Highness Ronald Mutebi II was crowned the 36th Kabaka of Buganda in 1993 after his father Sir Edward Mutesa II died in exile.The kingdom also constitutes a Parliament (Lukiiko), comprising mainly of elderly heads of its 52 clans.

Other people, who occupy important positions in the kingdom, include the Queen (Nabagereka), the Prime Minister (Katikiiro), the royal sister (Nalinya) and the Queen Mother (Namasole).

The eastern region is another richful area comprised with a number of different tribal groups including; Bagisu, Basamia/Bagwe, Basoga, Bagwere, Iteso, Japadhola, and the Sebei among othersAn Iteso girl from Eastern Uganda

Kingship
Apart from other groups, the Basoga present a distinctive kingship in eastern Uganda with their King locally known as Kyabazinga.

The northern region is also a melting point of quite a number of tribes including; Acholi, Langi, Alur, Kakwa, and Lugbara among others.
The western region is also rich in tribes, it consists of Bakonjo/Bamba, Batooro, Banyoro, Banyankore, Bakiga, Bafumbira and Bachwezi among others.

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