Definition of kabaka in English:



  • The traditional ruler of the Baganda people of Uganda.

    ‘The kabaka is the supreme symbol of Buganda's identity, and the royal tomb contains the graves of the last four of the kabakas.’
    • ‘The ruling elite, headed by the kabaka collected rent from all land-holding subjects of the Buganda Kingdom.’
    • ‘Reid also emphasizes that kabakas did not exert much control over commerce since Ganda outside the capital traded relatively freely.’
    • ‘While simplified, elongated human forms punctuate the space like elegant apparitions, the distinctly garbed kabaka decisively occupies the center of the scene with his entourage.’
    • ‘It is usually accompanied by some form of kabaka (a protein dish such as fish, meat, chicken, or beans).’



/kəˈbäkə/ /kəˈbɑkə/


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