Luganda

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The language[edit]

Luganda is widely spoken in central Uganda, including in Kampala (the capital). There are 8 million Bantu speakers in the region who speak Luganda and at least a million elsewhere in the world, including in the UK.

Phrases[edit]

These are the terms and phrases used in Luganda to talk about pain, fatigue, struggle and distress.

Term/Phrase Meaning (in English) Part of the body affected (if applicable) Sound recording Example use in a sentence
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The Body[edit]

Body Diagram

Number Meaning (in English) Meaning in (insert language) Recording
1 Head Example Example
2 Eyes Example Example
3 Nose Example Example
4 Mouth Example Example
5 Ear Example Example
6 Mind Example Example
7 Shoulder Example Example
8 Chest, heart Example Example
9 Stomach, gut Example Example
10 Arm Example Example
11 Hand Example Example
12 Thigh Example Example
13 Knee Example Example
14 Foot Example Example
15 Back Example Example

Testing page[edit]

We have a also have a testing page for additions to the page, where we ask the wider community for their input into what additional words and phrases might be included and what they might mean.

Links to Further Resources[edit]

Links to work (e.g. academic papers) and organisations that aim to improve the health and well-being of Ugandan people who speak Luganda.


Campaigns and public health initiatives


Languages

East Africa

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