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Uganda
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, a British Protectorate in Eastern Equatorial Africa lying to the North of Lake Victoria. It takes its name from the Bantu Kingdom of Buganda, which is one of the four provinces comprising the Protectorate. The Swahili name Uganda (“Country of the Baganda”, the Swahili prefix u “Country of replacing the Baganda bu with the same meaning) was first applied to the kingdom of Mutesa, discovered by J. H. Speke in 1802, and in time came to include the whole Protectorate which grew out of the extension of British influence in Buganda.

a. Geographical Outline. The Uganda Protectorate lies app…

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Haddon, E. B., “Uganda”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 18 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5874>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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