Meaning of Uganda in English:


Pronunciation /juːˈɡandə/

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proper noun

  • A landlocked country in East Africa; population 39,000,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), Swahili, and others; capital, Kampala.

Ethnically and culturally diverse, Uganda became a British protectorate in 1894 and an independent Commonwealth state in 1962. The country was ruled 1971–9 by the brutal dictator Idi Amin, who came to power after an army coup. His overthrow, with Tanzanian military support, was followed by several years of conflict, partly resolved in 1986 by the formation of a government under President Yoweri Museveni