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Title:The clan system in Buganda
Author:Nsimbi, M.B.
Periodical:Uganda Journal (ISSN 0041-574X)
Geographic term:Uganda
Abstract:Most tribes in Uganda are divided into clans. In Buganda clans are called Ebika. Other tribes have different names for them. For instance, in Acholi they are called Kaka, and in Teso they are known as Ateker. The word Ateker also mwans 'tribe' in Ateso. Clans formerly played a large part in the lives of the people of these, and other tribes in Uganda. But in recent years the role of the clan, and peoples attitudes towards it, have been subject to change, particularly in Buganda. This paper is a brief outline of the organization of clans in Buganda which may provide a background for understanding the problems faced by clans today. Table of Buganda clans with their taboos and places of origin.