ENGLISH

Although English is the official language of Uganda it is seldom understood in the rural areas and villages

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LUKONZO

The language of the Bakonzo people of the Rwenzururu region (Rwenzori Mountains)

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RUTORO

Is the language spoken by the Batoro people in the Fort Portal area.

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SWAHILI

The common language used throughout East Africa

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Hello

wabukyire (o ba chilli)

Nogambaki

Good morning

wabukyire

Oraire ota

Good afternoon

wasabire (wasa billi)

0sibire ota

How are you

yiriwa hi?

Olyota

I am fine

nganeyo

Ndi kurungi

Have a nice day

Sibabuholho

Good night

Kesayabuholho

Oraale kurungi

Bye

Bukyaye (Mu chii)

Ogende kurungi

Thank you

wasingya (wa sinja)

Webale

Thank you very much

wasingya kutsibu

Webale muno

Very

ndeke

Muno

Sir

mukulhu

0mwami

Madam

mughole

Sorry

bolho-bolho

Kobaine

Showing sympathy

bolho-bolho

Mpora

Excuse me

ghunganyire

Nganyiraho kake

Come

Asa

Come here

Asa-hano

Ijja hanu

Give me

Umba

Leta

Take this

Kitwale

Shika

May I have

Umba-kyu

I like

Ngonza

Penda

I love

Upenda

I love you

Upenda were

Go

genda

Go there

Go this way

Is this the way?

Give me

Take this

Slow down

Please slow down

I am tired

I need to rest

Wait

Stop

Stop ahead

How far

Push

Pull

Quick

Run

Run fast

How much money

That is OK

That is expensive

Where are you going?

Give me water

Water

Milk

Tea

Coffee

Sugar

Cassava

Maize

Potato

Cabbage

Tomato

Pineapple

Bread

Cake

Fire

Cooking oil

Egg

Cows meat

Goats meat

Goat

Cow

Let me rest for a while

You can walk faster

The bag is heavy

This is too steep

Lets go here

That is better

Rope

Give me the rope

Hold the rope

Take this

Walk here

 

These are the most common languages used in and around the Rwenzori Mountains

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