Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Languages in Uganda

A few quick observations on languages in Uganda, during a second trip to Uganda.

During my first trip here last November, I had the chance to note some written Luganda (apparently) on signs in Kampala, and Acholi on signs in Acholiland (although most signage throughout was in English). This time I have noted the option of Luganda on ATM machines in Kampala and several language options on cellphones.

In previous research on language and localization in Uganda, I learned about the Acholi/Luo newspaper Rupiny, the main(?) office of which is in Gulu where I am now. (It is part of the New Vision group which also includes papers in other Ugandan languages).

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