Uganda has natural cooked food as staple for people in the country, most people in the country eat cooked food most especially in the rural areas where there is almost no junk and processed food eaten.
For some few cases in the urban areas and modern restaurants one can find junk food and processed food in the cites which include cities of Kampala , Jinja, Fortpotal, Gulu ,Mbarara among many others that people love to visit.
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There are very many tribes in Uganda each unique in its own stature but the government of Uganda estimates 56 tribes according to the 1996 amendment of the Constitution which are recognized during the planning process and in the national budget of Uganda. The biggest ones being Baganda and Banyakore followed by the Iteso.
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3. Kingdoms in Uganda
Uganda has several kingdoms in the country this is because of the multiple tribes where most of these have an ancient cultural leadership that preserves the tribes’ culture and is highly respected. Some of the biggest and most popular kingdom include the Buganda kingdom with their king title called the Kabaka located in the capital of Uganda Kampala in Mengo, The Busoga kingdom with their king title called the Kyabazinga, Toro Kingdom with their king titlecalled Omukama among many others.
4. Languages in Uganda
With over 56 tribes which are considered during the national budgeting and planning process there are over 47 indigenous languages spoken in Uganda though most languages are very similar they are mostly distinguished by the different tribes .
The most popular language in Uganda is Luganda which is the language widely spoken in the capital city Kampala because is indigenous to the Baganda who are the tribe in the capital. The second most popular indigenous language is Runyakore because is the second biggest tribe followed by Lusoga in the Capital Kampala however different regions have different languages.
English is the official language in Uganda since it is a British colony.
People in Uganda are very welcoming to all visitors as promoted by their indigenous culture which pushes for love and humility.
These also give food or a snack to the visitor who is required to eat it to show respect to the host family unless for allergies or the visitor doesn’t eat the provide dish. Otherwise they are very welcoming to all visitors and are very friendly.
6 6. Respect
Elders are the leaders, this is one cultural standard that Ugandans won´t let go just like in all other African culture elders are respected highly because of the guidance they give to communities and as a young man or woman you are required to respect elder and also other people including new people and visitors.
In Uganda when meeting new people always offer their hands for shaking something that is done in all cultures in Uganda one is require to allow them shake their hands too for the hand shake. Most men even may hold your hand for some time before leaving it during a handshake.
Because of their polite approach Ugandans are thankful and fell very respected by one replying to their greeting.
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Ugandans are very welcoming and very friendly. This is embedded in their culture where all people treat themselves in the same community and as for a new tourist you are also expected to be part of the entire community which is all part of the culture in the country.
9. Time management
In Kampala time is something very valuable and Ugandans know that. This knowledge has come at a price where in Kampala if someone tells you they are coming 5 minutes it simply means wait for them for the next 10 minutes you have to multiply the time by two.
This is because for them they tell you what you want to hear not what is right this this to keep you around for some time as they finish what they are on.
This is a very respected and treasured culture phenomena in Uganda. Marriage includes an introduction at the bride´s where all the activities are done this is where the Dowry is also paid this is mandatory for the bride´s parents to grace the marriage and can never be avoided.