Conjugate Verbs


  • Language: Ganda
  • Alternate names: Luganda
  • Language code: lug
  • Language family: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Nyoro-Ganda (J.10)
  • Number of speakers: 3015980
  • Script: Latin script


Ganda, sometimes known as Luganda, is a major language of Uganda, spoken by over three million people mainly in the Buganda region, which includes the Ugandan capital Kampala. It belongs to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo language family. Typologically, it is an agglutinating language with subject-verb-object word order and nominative-accusative morphosyntactic alignment.

With 100,000 second-language speakers, it is the most widely spoken second language in Uganda next to English. The language is used in some primary schools in Buganda as pupils begin to learn English, the official language of Uganda.

The verb

Sample verb: tambula

Distant Pastyatambula
Immediate pastatambudde
Immediate Futureanaatambula

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