Tribes in Uganda

Tribes in Uganda, indigenous Communities in Uganda, 

There are 56 tribes and ethnic groups in Uganda and about 9 indigenous communities that speak different cultures and languages. The Uganda tribes make a bigger part of community and cultural tourism in the country. Tourists love to know more about the people’s cultural practices and customs during such  visits to their localities. Below are the official tribes and are enshrined in the 1995 constitution:-

1. Acholi
2. Alur
3. Baamba
4. Babukusu
5. Babwisi
6. Bafumbira
7. Baganda
8. Bagisu
9. Bagungu
10. Bagwe
11. Bagwere
12. Bahehe
13. Bahororo
14. Bakenyi
15. Bakiga
16. Bakonzo
17. Banyabindi
18. Banyankore
19. Banyara
20. Banyarwanda
21. Banyole
22. Banyoro
23. Baruli
24. Basamia
25. Basoga
26. Basongora
27. Batagwenda
28. Batoro
29. Batuku
30. Batwa
31. Chope
32. Dodoth
33. Ethur
34. Ik (Teuso)
35. Iteso
36. Jie
37. Jonam
38. Jopadhola
39. Kakwa
40. Karimojong
41. Kebu (Okebu)
42. Kuku
43. Kumam
44. Langi
45. Lendu
46. Lugbara
47. Madi
48. Mening
49. Mvuba
50. Napore
51. Nubi
52. Nyangia
53. Pokot
54. Sabiny
55. So (Tepeth)
56. Vonoma

The amendment Act 2005 to the Constitution of Uganda added Aliba, Aringa, Banyabutumbi, Banyaruguru, Barundi, Gimara, Ngikutio, Reli and Shana as indigenous communities of Uganda.

Bantu Speaking Tribes in Uganda 

Among the mentioned groups, the Bantu-speaking tribes in Uganda are Baganda from the central region. Others are include Bakiga, Batooro, Banyankole, Banyoro, Bakonjo, Bafumbira, Bamba, Banyarwanda and Batwa from the western region. There are also Basoga, Banyuli, Bakenye, Bagisu, Bagwe, Bagwere from eastern region. There is Bateso, Jopadhola and Karimojong, Kumam.



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