eBook in Luganda

By Tom Castor | May 1, 2016 |

The Ganda language, or Luganda (Ganda: Oluganda) is the major language of Uganda, spoken by over sixteen million people in Southern Uganda, including the capital Kampala. It belongs to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo language family. In south central Uganda, the Bantu languages of Luganda and Soga are largely inter-intelligible. This dialectic similarity also extends to the Lussese language spoken in the Ssese Islands of Lake Victoria. With about seven million first-language-speakers in the Buganda region and about ten million others with a working knowledge, it is the most widely spoken Ugandan language.

The Luganda translation and “blind back-translation” phases were completed in 2015. A small number of books were printed and 500 copies were distributed in churches and a private school in Kampala. The finished work is now available for download through the A Simple Word website in Uganda and everywhere else in the world where Lugandan people are living.

What does Simple Truths look like in Luganda? Here is a look at the first three questions and answers.

Ekibuuzo 1.     Ani yakutonda?

Okudiibwaamu.         Katonda yeyantonda

 Oluberyeberye 1:26,27; Okuva 2:7


Ekibuuzo 2.    Katonda Yatonda ki ekirala?

Okudiibwaamu. Katonda yatonda ebintu ebirala byona

Oluberyeberye 1:31; Ennyimba 33:6-9; Abakollosayi 1:16,17


Ekibuuzo 3.     Lwaki katonda yakutonda nebintu ebiral byonna?

Okudiibwaamu. Katonda yantonda ne’bintu ebirala byonna olwekitibwa kye.

Enyimba 19:1; Isaaya 43:7; Abakolinso 1, 10:31

Tom Castor

Thomas Castor, founder of Clear and Simple Media Group, is a seasoned writer and communicator who has been delivering content with clarity and simplicity for 30 years.