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Peoples and Cultures of Uganda
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the art, housing, clothing, sports, dances, foods, and other similar items constructed or created by a group of people
A deep valley that forms where two plates move apart
Highest point in Uganda
East of Uganda
Uganda and Kenya used to be called
British East Africa
Tanzania used to be
German East Africa
S of Rwanda
Lake Albert flats
A plant with a woody stem that is not able to support itself
Uganda was derived from ancient kingdom of _____
At the time of the coming of the British, there were over _____ ethnic groups in Uganda
Four broad linguistic categories?
Bantu, Luo, Atekerin, Sudanic
The Bantu occupy the southern half of the country and taken together they constitute over _____ have you gone does total population.
Earliest group to come to Uganda?
This group traces their origins to Ethiopia
This group traces their origin from southern
The Lugbara trace there roots from where
_____ is not very common and people still prefer to identify themselves by their different ethnic backgrounds. This has been the corner stone of tribalism and postcolonial Uganda
Traces of homo habit is and Australopithecus were found in _____
Genus of apes from the later Miocene found primarily in Europe. It had thin tooth enamel and pointed molar-cusps very similar to those of the fruit-eating chimpanzees of today.
The closest relatives to the Stone Age people in Uganda can be said to be the _____ _____ and the _____.
Pygmoid Batwa and the Bambuti
The Batwa live by begging from and working for the _____ and the _____.
the pygmies who are hunters and gatherers and can't survive in other places; live in rain forest; short people
The language of the Bambuti
The bands who are said to have originated from somewhere in the _____ region
The Bantu invented _____ tools...
descendants of Ham
a tall grass whose seeds are used as grain and to make syrup
Worshiped in western Uganda. Mystery rooms this group.
Said to have been the first people on earth. They are believed to have been superhuman because they did not die. They simply disappeared into the underworld.
Bachwezi are said to have brought _____.
Longhorned Ankole Carol , the cultivation of coffee, the skills of iron smelting, games like wrestling, the idea of kingdoms are centralized states
African cow, status symbol, bloodletting is common, not used for meat, produces meager amounts of milk
The _____ Are the largest single ethnic group in Uganda.
Language of the Baganga
Men with exceptional attributes in life that were carried over into death.
Believed to be go to dead people for it was believed that only the body would die and rot but the souls would still exist
If the mizimu entered natural objects they were believed to become _____
God of the sky
God of lightning
God of plague
God of smallpox
God of earthquakes
the gift of goods or money from the groom's family to the bride's family as part of the marriage process
The Baganga did not believe that death was a _____ consequence. All death was attributed to wizards, sorcerers, and supernatural spirits.
Whenever a woman was pregnant, she would use a herb called _____ In order that her pubic region should widen.
A plant whose roots are ground to make porridge
cloth made from the inner bark of the paper mulberry or similar tree
a fiddle in the Buganda royal court
of, relating to, or situated in an area between lakes specifically : of, relating to, or situated in the region of Africa that is bounded by Lakes Victoria, Kyoga, Albert, Edward, and Tanganyika
Children of Bakopi we're sent to grow up at the Chiefs and the Kabaka's courts as a means of apprenticeship.
African Adam; associated with earth abode of Bagandans
The Baganga believed that the spirit of a man would always remain where his _____ was
Lift in western Uganda to the east of the lake Alberta.
Congo (west), Uganda (east) - Lake Victoria flows into it, becomes White Nile
There were three things which the Banyoro feared:
Death, poverty, and sorrow
(The Banyoro) if a person died with grudges against anyone in the family, his mouth and anus will be stuffed with _____.
Several kingdoms also arose among the peoples of the Great Lakes of Africa—Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Albert and several others. There, descendents of migrant Bantu tribes such as the Hutus made their home. Much of what is known of the early kingdoms of what are now Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda comes through oral tradition. Then, in the 14th and 15th centuries CE, new migrants from the north, including the Tutsi and the Maasai, came to the region. These newcomers were primarily pastoralists, or cattle herders, and they quickly came to rule the other inhabitants of the region. The kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara arose and came to control much of the region, but smaller kingdoms, such as Buganda and Rwanda, grew along its periphery. The Bunyoro-Kitara grew into an empire in part because of its control of a rich source of salt, a valuable trade item in Africa—Lake Albert.
British colonialists supported Buganda against _____ and defeated and exiled him to _____ in 1899.
Sir Tito Winyi
King of Banyoro
Bantu speaking. Language is Rutooro
brightly colored, glossy mollusk shells used as money in parts of Africa and Asia
The Batooro practiced what ritual together? (BB)
A philosophy of limited government with elected representatives serving at the will of the people. The government is based on consent of the governed.
Bakonjo and Bamba
Short and stout.
(Bakonjo and Bamba) If a girl conceived before she was married she was _____.
(Bakonjo and Bamba) kalisa
Viewed as a monster with one arm, one eye, one leg, one ear, half a nose and half the rest of the body.
(Bakonjo and Bamba) Nyabarika
He had the power to heal, kill, haunt, provide fertility or cause Baroness and, indeed, make hunting expeditions successful or otherwise. Had to be pleased.
(Banyankore) First person? (Myth)
Ruhanga. The Creator.
(Banyankore) Okuteera oruhoko
The practice whereby a boy whom the girls have deliberately refused to love or whom a particular girl had rejected could force the girl to marry him abruptly without her consent in much preparation.
(Banyakore) Belief about death?
Believed that all people died as a result of being bewitched or cursed by someone else.
an elderly unmarried woman
The kingdom had a standing army.
(Bakiga) Name for beer and role of beer?
an instrument in which the strings run the length of the body
(Bakiga) Warlike, yes or no?
Yes. They had warlords that would fight if invaded.
(Banyarwanda/Bafumbira) Members (3)
Bahutu, Batutsi, Batwa
(Banyarwanda/Bafumbira) Batwa were scorned by the?
(Banyarwanda/Bafumbira) Forced marriage?
(Banyarwanda/Bafumbira) Supreme being?
an evergreen tropical American tree that bears fruit in the form of large woody gourds.
(Banyarwanda/Bafumbira) Head group?
Batutsi over Bahutu and Batwa
(African) Adam; associated with earth abode of Bagandans
(Basoga) Slave ownership?
(Basoga) Supreme being?
(Basamia-Bagwe) Supreme being?
(Basamia-Bagwe) Chief political leader?
Nalundiho. Also rainmaker.
Umwami we sikuka. Chief of clan
Yes. Inflict misfortune on the victim. Gamalogo. Gamasala.
(Bagisu) Big right of passage ritual?
Two Nilotic Groups (Broad)
Highland Nilotes and River Lake Nilotes
(The Luo) Related to?
Nuer and Dinka
Who introduced a constitution and abolished kingdoms in Uganda in 1967?
(The Acholi) Located?
(The Acholi) Deity?
Son of Kilak? Lubanga
Father? The devil.
(The Acholi) Hereditary leader?
(The Alur) Located?
(The Alur) God?
Jok or Were
(The Sebei) Practiced male and female (c)_____
Nilo-Hamites also called?
(The Langi) Beliefs?
Jok was taken as an individual entity, both God and devil.
Could take human form, called joggi.
(The Karimojong) ancestral prayer
Our father, help us. What should we do? Our hour cattle to die? Our our children to die? We have never disobeyd you, or father, hear us, give us life.
(The Karimojong) Medicine man?
(The Karimojong) Most prized possession?
Blood that has been deprived of fibrin.
protein that forms the basis of a blood clot
(The Karimojong) Staple food?
Milk and blood
(The Iteso) Perspective on children
Children did not belong to the parents, instead they belonged to the entire tribe.
(The Iteso) Supreme Being?
(The Kumam) Clan leaders
(The Kakwa) Located?
(The Kakwa) politics?
Independent and autonomous clan based system.
(The Kakwa) In general the chief would also be the _____.
(The Kakwa) War and women
Women would sometimes go to war but not fight, but cheer their husbands and families on and also remove the dead.
The (L)_____ Constitute the largest group in the west Nile.
The (L)_____ Constitute the largest group in the west Nile.
The Lugbara were originally called the _____.
Name was changed by?
Khartoum slave traders
(The Lugbara) first superhuman male?
(The Lugbara) First superhuman female
Ligbara is on of the (S)_____ languages
(Lugbara) First normal human beings?
Arube (boy) and O'duu (girl) twins
(Lugbara) clan leader
(Lugbara) Clientage system called?
Two tribal initiations?
Face tattooing. Removal of the 6 lower front teeth.
The place the Lugbara believed they came from?
(Lugbara) Death duty?
an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal)
(Lugbara) wealthy people
(The Madi) Deity?
drum-type instruments that are sounded from tightly stretched membranes
Groups of Christian Missionaries
1879 The White Fathers
1896 The Mill Hill Fathers
1910 The Verona Fathers
Ahmed Bin Ibrahim
Brought Islam to Uganda in the 1840s
Brought Islam to Uganda in the 1840s
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