Hororo people

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For the tribe in Florida, see Jororo people.

The Hororo or Bahororo are a small nomadic Bantu tribe living in the north of the Kigezi District of Uganda.[1] In 1905, they were described by a British officer as a "quiet, inoffensive people" who did not own cattle.[2] They are made up mostly of the Hima (historically the land owners as one could only own land if they had cows). The Bahororo are more associated with Kigezi than Ankole. They reside mainly in Rujumbura in south western Uganda and are related to the Tutsi of Rwanda most Bahororo can trace their roots to the Buyumba region. The Bahororo speak a dialect of Nkore-Kiga, Ruhororo, and are subdivided into clans most of which are common to both the Nkole and Kiga nations.

The Bahororo trace their roots back to the kingdom of Cush in modern day Ethiopia. However human and cattle genetics indicate that Bahima and Batutsi probably originate in the Central Sahara area.


  1. ^ Bamunoba, Y.K.; B. Adoukonou (1979). La mort dans la vie africaine: la conception de la mort dans la vie africaine. Unesco. p. 64. ISBN 978-2-7087-0364-3. 
  2. ^ Delme-Radcliffe, C. (1905). "Surveys and Studies in Uganda". The Geographical Journal 26: 616–31. doi:10.2307/1776070. Retrieved 2010-01-09.