Just over two million, three hundred thousand people speak Runyankole and unfortunately the only English Runyankole dictionary is now out of print, although you might track a second hand one down in bookshops in Mbarara. Increasingly the use of the official language of English is becoming commonplace and taught in schools so even a small grasp of the language will get you by in most situations. The following shows the words for each of the days and months in Runyankole
Runyankole is a Bantu language spoken by around two and a half million people in south-west Uganda.
The lyrics of the Ugandan national anthem in both Runyankole and English and sung by local school children.
Tune into and understand the local use of English in Uganda often referred to as "Uglish". It can be confusing!
Download our free online Runyankople manual exploring common words and expressions in Runyankole.
As yet largely uncommercialised, Western Uganda has many tourist attractions for the explorer to visit.
As well as the main tourist attractions there are many other activities to enjoy in Western Uganda.
A guide to the main towns in Western Uganda, where to stay, eat and things to see and do.