Culture – language and attires in Uganda : Uganda is a country that provides one with the best of its state and deeply esteemed kind of attractions from different corners of Uganda and its surroundings, just as Uganda is full of all kinds of flora and fauna it also has different and various tribes and clans.
On a Uganda safari get the chance to know the different kinds of tribes and the different languages used in the pearl of Africa get to experience the customs and norms plus culture of the African people in the pearl of Africa.
Uganda has got the most welcoming and most hospitality people in all of the east African countries loving and welcoming as well on your Uganda safari get the chance to get yourself an African name from any of the areas you may visit as you have a language tour in Uganda.
Language is one of the key things any one ought to have an idea about most especially when planning to have a safari in any country like Uganda and in this article Uganda safari brings to you some of the languages and the tribes in Uganda.
Tribes in Uganda
There are 56 tribes in Uganda and all these tribes are located in different areas of Uganda with different languages due to the fact that they are 56 tribes it means there are 56 languages as well in Uganda and all these different tribes differ in custom and norms plus culture as well. on your Uganda safari come have a brief experience of these; Acholi, Alur, Aringa, Bafumbira, Baganda,Bagisu, Bajwe, Bagwere, Bahororo, Bakiga, Bakonzo, Banyankore, Banyala, Banyarwanda, Banyoro, Baruuli, Basoga, Batuku, Batwa, Chope, Dodoth, Ik (Teuso), Iteso, Jie, Jopadhola, Kakwa, Karimojong, Kebu, Kumam, Lango, Lendu, Lugbara, Madi, Mvuba, Nubi, Pokot, Sabiny, Samia, Sebei
all these tribes speak different kinds of languages therefore Uganda is a country that with offer one a great sense of language and cultural entertainment as well though luganda is the most common used language in Uganda and well known by different kinds of tribes as well.
There are some of the basic words used in Uganda that you may need to know while on your Uganda safari for a tribe experience visit these words are used when greeting or even when asking for food or any other thing.
Oli otya: How are you?
Wasuze otya nno: Good morning
Weebale: Thank you
these are some of the words that you can use on a your language tour in Uganda and get to learn more words with Uganda safari guides who can as well speak different kinds of languages as well.
Cultural attires in Uganda
Aside from the tribes and cultures in Uganda, Uganda safari also believes getting to know the kind of local attires in Uganda is also one of the most important things to know about Uganda.
Most people visit the Uganda museum just to get the chance of having to see some of the Ugandan attires and other go as far as getting chances to attend some local functions and get to see these outfits.
Here are some of the cultural attires in Uganda that you may want to try on at some point on your Uganda cultural safari;
Omushanana: This is a female wear that has its roots in Rwanda and is usually won by the women from the western part of the country. looks so elegant and nice
Suuti: This dress is also won by the women of western Uganda. It is very similar to the Omushanana except that the Omushanana has far more softer material than the suuti. It’s common among the Banyakole, Bahima and Batooro. But however unlike the gomesi, this particular wear is not meant to touch the ground but to rather be above it, Culture – language and attires in Uganda
Gomesi/Busuuti: this is the traditional dress for Baganda and Basoga women. It is believed that this dress existed way back before missionaries and Indians arrived in Uganda, and one of the most expensive attire to own in Buganda kingdom.
Kanzu: This mannish outfit looks similar to a tunic and is mostly tranquil of a white or cream fabric. It’s made from silk, cotton, poplin, or linen. Linen kanzus are the most expensive. The Kanzu unlike other precise attires cuts across several tribes and almost all Ugandan men wear it during cultural functions.
Kiko: This is a stripped, multi-colored piece of cloth that has cultural attachment to several tribes. One clear observation however that is even amidst the stripes, red is the most pronounced color, Culture – language and attires in Uganda.
Grass skirts: These are usually won by the Basoga and Baganda when performing their traditional dances. They look like a string of blades of grass sewn together to create a skirt.
These traditional outfits can be bought from shops in the city centre of Kampala at places like; Mukwano Arcade, Kiyembe shopping centre, Craft village and several shops around Kampala town.
Something you ought to know is that unlike the other costumes that come already made for dressing, it’s not the same case with the gomesi. In order to own one, you’ve got to buy a material of your preference, then take it for measurements to a tailor who then sows it into a Gomesi.
And these outfits can be shown to you the best tour guides in the country and with Uganda safari you get the chance to have to enjoy these kinds of culture in all ways possible as they take you through the culture of Uganda.