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THE PEOPLE OF
are warm, friendly, and full of humour - despite the traumatic period
of wars and great suffering they went through. They are anxious
to make friends with visitors and are continually asking guests
whether they are comfortable and enjoying themselves. If the answer
is 'no', they will go any length to please and assist in any way
possible. In a way, they seem to be reciprocating the warm reception
many of them got from the countries near and far when they were
forced into exile. One of the proverbs in many of the Bantu dialect
is 'Omusajja gyagenda gyasanga banne', literally meaning 'Wherever
a man goes he will find friendly people',
A large number of people speak English, which was
introduced into the country in the 1880s, when what is now Uganda
was British administration. Some Ugandans speak the 'Queen's English
much better than the native English the people do. Although English
and Swahili have been recognised as the country's official languages
by the National Constitution, promulgated in November 1995, English
is the only true lingua franca, as Swahili is seldom spoken. Ugandans
- particularly those who have never received any formal education,
also speak some 30 indigenous languages, largely in the rural areas.
The two main indigenous languages spoken in the country are Luganda
English is the main language of instruction in most
schools and colleges. Swahili is rarely spoken anywhere except in
the make-places and by the country's armed forces, including the
regular police and army. You might expect Swahili to be widely spoken
and be a unifying factor among the three main East African nations
of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.