Lu·​gan·​da lü-ˈgän-də How to pronounce Luganda (audio) -ˈgan- How to pronounce Luganda (audio)
: the Bantu language of the Ganda people

Examples of Luganda in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wafula shows up about an hour into the workout and stands in mud and watches, sometimes calling out encouragement in English or Luganda, the Bantu language preferred in central Uganda. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Luganda was in 1889

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“Luganda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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