Uganda’s population is made up of a complex and diverse range of tribes. Lake Kyoga forms the northern boundary for the Bantu-speaking peoples, who dominate much of east, central and southern Africa.

The Ugandan Culture is very different from the West and like in your culture there are accepted things one should do but also there are things that are unacceptable in this culture. The focus of Ugandans are relationships, family and friends, they come first.  Everything else is not as important.  Relationship is the first priority.


One of the mistakes often made is dressing wrongly while in the city such as Kampala, Jinja or Entebbe. If you do make a cultural mistake, you will not know so. Since most Ugandans will overlook it.

People of Uganda

There are 54 different tribes in Uganda. These tribes have different traditions and norms. The largest tribe is the Baganda People who occupy the central region.

In Western Uganda are different tribes that include the Banyankole, Bakiga, Batoro, and more. In the north live the Lango and the Acholi, who speak Nilotic languages. To the east are the Teso and Karamojong, who are related to the Maasai and who also speak Nilotic languages.

Pygmies live in the forests of the western Uganda. They used to live in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

King Oyo of Toro
Uganda’s cultural diversity is manifested in many forms. Toro’s Oyo Kabamba Iguru is the youngest reigning King (More…)

A Karimojong Girl
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Bagisu Circumcision
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  • People and Culture
  • Tribal Groupings
  • Languages Used in Uganda
  • Kingdoms & Chiefdoms in Uganda
  • Marriages in Uganda
  • Dances
  • Religion
  • Foods & Dishes
  • Population