The Baganda (ethnonym: Baganda; singular Muganda) are an ethnic group native to Buganda, a subnational kingdom within Uganda. Traditionally comprising 52 tribes (although since a 1993 survey, only 46 are currently officially recognized), the Baganda are currently the largest ethnic group in Uganda.

Sometimes described as “The King’s Men” because of the importance of the king, or Kabaka, in their society, the Ganda number an estimated three million in Uganda. In addition, there is a significant diaspora abroad, with organised communities in the United States ,Canada, South Africa, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

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