Uganda Language

Lesson Plan Ideas:

  1. Teach one or two new Ganda words or phrases using the English/Ganda chart. Each day, continue to review the words already taught.
  2. Try out the “Talking Dictionary” on this website:
    • Type in an English word.  You can see the Ganda word written and click on the link to hear it spoken by a native speaker.
  3. Have students complete the Ganda word search puzzle – for an extra challenge, have them write the English word next to the Ganda word.
  4. Encourage your students to teach the new words to their friends and family.
  5. Have students start using some of the words throughout the day. (For example, if they need to use the bathroom they could raise their hand and say, “bathroom please?” in Ganda)

Uganda Language Facts:

  • English is the official language of Uganda, but only about 1 million Ugandans are fluent in English.
  • Some people speak Pidgin English, which is a variation of English.
  • 40 native languages are spoken, including: Ganda (Luganda), Chiga, Nyankore, Soga, Acholi, Aringa, Lango, Masaba, Rwanda, Teso, Soo, and Ik.

Source: Uganda by Kingsley Oghojafor