Synonyms for chwezi or Related words with chwezi
Examples of "chwezi"
Nick Twinamatsiko is a Ugandan writer and civil engineer. He is the author of novels, "
Code", "Jesse's Jewel; a Parable of the Lost Love", and Mugu : the
guru, and a collection of poems, "Till the Promised Land & Other Poems".
Scholarly opinion on the history of Africa's Great Lakes Region is contradictory and sceptical, and tends to conflate the
Empire and the Kitara Empire, but the traditions have been important in the political history of the East African Community, especially in Central Africa's kingdoms of the 19th century, whose kings sought legitimacy by declaring themselves the heirs of the
According to oral tradition in the area of the Great Lakes of Africa (also known as "Bachwezi", "Bacwezi", or "
" empire, Empire of the moon) was ruled by a dynasty known as the Bachwezi (or
), successors of the "Batembuzi Dynasty".
In some regions, pastoral elites were of partly Nilotic descent, while in others they may have derived mainly from the Bantu population (so theorized by the linguist David L. Schoenbrun from certain of those relatives of wealthy banana cultivators who were not eligible for inheritance). The latter had gradually adopted specialist pastoralism as a source of wealth in the area's rich grasslands. The earliest states may have been established between the 13th and 15th centuries by a group of pastoral rulers called the
. Legends depicted the
as supernatural beings, but their material remains at the archaeological sites of Bigo and Mubende have shown that they were human and perhaps among the ancestors of the modern Hima or Tutsi pastoralists of Rwanda and Burundi. During the 15th century, the
were displaced by a new Nilotic-speaking pastoral group called the Bito. The
appear to have moved south of present-day Uganda to establish kingdoms in northwest Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.
He is descended from the Bachwezi Dynasty of the Empire of Kitara. Ruhinda was a son of Ndahura, the last
At its height, the Bunyoro kingdom controlled the Great Lakes region of Africa, one of many small states in the region. The earliest stories of the kingdom having great power come from Uganda and Rwanda. The power of Bunyoro faded by the end of the 16th Century, with the invasion of Rukidi-Mpuga from the north, following the death of a beloved king's cow Bihogo: There was a prophecy that when the beloved cow Bihogo died, this would mark the beginning of the end of this
Empire. Many of the
descendants who governed this empire moved south to present-day Uganda and Rwanda.
The kingdom of Bunyoro was established in the 16th century by Rukidi-Mpuga out of the northern portion of the Kingdom of the Songora also known as the
Empire. The founders of Bunyoro were known as the Bacwezi, a people who succeeded the Batembuzi.
According to their own oral history, the Basongora emerged from the ancient empires of the Batembuzi constituted by the dynasties of the Kushites, Axumites, the Shenzi [Zenj], and the
. The traditional homelands of he Basongora is the region centred in the foothills and plains that surround the Rutshuru and Rwenzori mountain ranges.
The Empire of Kitara (Empire of Light), also known as Bunyoro-Kitara, refers specifically to the Kingdom of the bakitara at the time of its greatest expansion, which had rulership that stretched throughout the Nile valley and overseas. The
Empire had fragmented into various autonomous states towards the 1400s.
The Songora or Shongora ("pl." Basongora, "sing." Musongora) also known as "Bacwezi", "
", "Huma" or "Bahuma") are a traditionally a pastoralist people of the Great Lakes region of Central Africa located in Western Uganda and Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. They have distinctive customs and speak 'Rusongora' an African language that is originates from Proto-Kordofanian and is similar to Runyankole and Rutoro. The Basongora population has reported as numbering 25,000 in 2015 in Uganda. Some Basongora also live in Eastern Congo.
Marama people are said to have come to Kenya, through Uganda. After the collapse of the
Empire of Uganda, a man named Wamoyi migrated to Tiriki with his three sons (Wanga, Khabiakala and Eshifumbi). Wanga migrated to Emanga, Eshifumbi migrated to Emahondo (he is the ancestor of the Abamuyira and Abakakoya clans). Angulu (Wanga's nephew) migrated to Butere. His offspring founded the Abakhuli, Abashiambitsi, Abakhongo and Abaseta. Martin Shikuku was from Abarecheya. With over 40% of the population, Abamukhula is the dominant clan with several subclans and they are the “real” Abamarama. Other big clans are the Abashirotsa, Abatere, Abashieni, Abamanyulia, Abalukhoba.
The Bacwezi, are recognized to be historical characters, heroes, and spirits. Ntusi is associated with oral traditions of the Bacwezi, thus then linked with the construct of the Bacwezi Empire. The depressions of Bwogero are known as 'Wamara's bath' - an exceptionally powerful
spirit who is sometimes represented as a king. This is an example of the common tendency around the world to attribute prehistoric features of unknown date to people in recorded history, legend, or myth. Though assumed to be associated, there is no real evidence to support this.
The death of his father King Kaboyo in 1995 meant the Crown Prince had to assume the role of King during his toddler years. At 2 a.m. on 12 September 1995, a week after the late king's burial, the rituals to hand over the reins of power to Oyo began. They included a mock battle at the palace entrance fought between enemy forces of a "rebel" prince and the royal army, and a test of Oyo's divine right to the throne, in which the Omusuga, head of the royal clan, called on the gods to strike Oyo dead if he was not of royal blood. On passing the test, Oyo was permitted to sound the Nyalebe, a sacred
drum, as his forefathers had done. He was then blessed with the blood of a slaughtered bull and a white hen.
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