Runyankore/Rukiga – English Dictionary
Author: Yoweri Museveni, Manuel J.K. Muranga, Alice Muhoozi, Aaron Mushengyezi
Publisher: Institute of Languages, Makerere University – Kampala, Uganda
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 213
Format / Quality: pdf-zipped
The Runyankore Rukiga – English Dictionary is available!
The Institute of Languages of Makerere University in Kampala completed in June 2009 the electronic version of a bilingual Runyankore Rukiga dictionary.
Runyankore Rukiga is spoken by some 1.6 million people in Uganda. In spite of this high number of native speakers, its viability is questioned since more and more young people tend to speak English instead of their ancestral language. It is hoped that this dictionary – which features over 15,000 lexical items – will contribute to the preservation of the language and thus to the linguistic and cultural diversity of Uganda.
This project, which started in 2005, was financed by the Government of Japan through the UNESCO/Japanese Funds in Trust cooperation project “Writing a Runyankore Rukiga – English dictionary for the preservation of language”.