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Busoga sub-region

Coordinates: 00°33′N 30°45′E / 0.550°N 30.750°E / 0.550; 30.750
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Busoga sub-region is found in Eastern Uganda occupying an area of over 10,000 square kilometers and according to the 2014 national census[1] about 40 percent of the people in the eastern region live in this sub-region.

Administrative divisions


As of 2018, the districts that constitute the Busoga sub-region include the following:



The area covered by the above districts constitutes the traditional Busoga Kingdom. Milton Obote abolished the traditional kingdoms in Uganda in 1967. When Yoweri Museveni re-established them in 1993, Busoga re-constituted itself.

Ethnicity and language


The sub-region is home mainly to the Basoga ethnic group. The people of Busoga are called Basoga (singular: Musoga). The Basoga speak Lusoga, a Bantu language. Lusoga is similar to Luganda, spoken by the people of the neighboring Buganda Region, which is also referred to as Central Uganda.

See also



  1. ^ "Uganda Population and Housing Census 2014 | GHDx". ghdx.healthdata.org. Retrieved 10 August 2022.

00°33′N 30°45′E / 0.550°N 30.750°E / 0.550; 30.750