Ankole sub-region

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Ankole sub-region is a region in Western Uganda that consists of the following districts:

The area covered by the above districts constituted the traditional Ankole Kingdom. Milton Obote abolished the traditional kingdoms in Uganda in 1967. When Yoweri Museveni re-established them in 1993, Ankole did not re-constitute itself.

The sub-region is home mainly to the Ankole ethnic group. The people of Ankole are called Banyankole (singular: Munyankole). The Banyankole speak Runyankole, a Bantu language. Runyankole is very similar to Rukiga, spoken by the people of the neighboring Kigezi sub-region. According to the 2002 national census, the Ankole sub-region was home to an estimated 2.2 million people at that time.[1]

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Coordinates: 00°30′S 30°30′E / 0.500°S 30.500°E / -0.500; 30.500