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The Kingdom of Buganda is situated in the Central region of the country known today as Uganda. It is right in the heart of Africa astride the Equator and in the North West shores of Lake Victoria and it's also the source of the great river Nile. Buganda Kingdom is the home to the nation's political and commercial capital city Kampala as well as the country's main International airport Entebbe.

The Kingdom's equatorial climate provides plentiful sunshine which is moderated by relatively high altitude. Since it's near Lake Victoria, it's mean annual temperature ranges from 16 degrees 25 degrees Celsius. Daytime temperature averages between 8 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius warmer than night temperatures. Rainfall is evenly distributed around the area and the mean annual rainfall often exceeds 2100 millimeters. The area is warm rather than hot and temperatures vary little throughout the year.The Baganda had a centralised system of government which by 1750 was the most well organised More..

Totem Olugave
Akabbiro ‘Maleere,` a type of mushroom that grows on tree stamps or broken branches
English Pangolin
Clan Leader Katende
Estates Lwadda
Ssaza Mawokota
Clan motto
- Lwa Ndugwa lwa Katende Bw'abirya bw'awoza. Sseruku lulengejja simanyi lulingwiira bw'ompa akawala ako, nga ebbanja liwedde. Lwa Ndugwa lwa Katende.

This is one of the oldest clans in Buganda because it was long there, before Kintu came and their estates were in Busiro. It is not clear why the pangolin was chosen to be the symbol of this clan. Mukiibi is the grandfather of this Lugave clan and he was a subject of Bemba in a place called Wassozi.
One fateful time, Mukiibi disobeyed Bemba who was then king and Bemba invaded his Wassozi estate. Mukiibi escaped and went to Ssese on an Island called Malanga.

While on this island, he got news that Kintu wanted his hand in the war against Bemba. He immediately left the island and went to Mangira in Kyaggwe where he met Kintu. He arrived there with his two brave men, Nfudu and Kigave.
These men, Nfudu and Kigave are the ones Mukiibi presented to Kintu and were sent as mercenaries who later assassinated Bemba. They went to Bemba`s palace disguised as guests and were entertained for some days. It is during this visit that they told the king that they do not sleep with their heads on and in their culture, important people do not sleep with their heads on; they cut them off in the night and place them back the following day. The suspicious king was quite inquisitive and that night, he checked the men while they were sleeping and they indeed looked headless. The two had covered their heads with tortoise shells. The king was then convinced and he asked them to cut off his head the following day like they did theirs. They beheaded him on the agreed night and that was the end of Bemba.

After the fall Bemba, Mukiibi chose a place in Busiro called Kapeeka. Kintu also allowed him to have his Estates wherever else he chooses. He left Kapeeka on one of his hunting adventures and so much admired a place called Ssekiwunga in Mawokota where he settled till he died. His new name Ndugwa came from the swearing he made to die in that place, Ndigwa wano,e Kapeeka bazzangayo luwanga. So Ndigwa eventually became Ndugwa. Ndugwa eventually became the official name of the lugave clan leader whose estates are in Ssekiwunga, Katende in Mawokota.

Mukiibi, Mulangwa, Ssemogerere, Katende, Katamba, Ssemakula, Sserunjogi, Tebuseke, Ssekyegobolo, Luttamaguzi, Mutyaba, Ssekiwunga, Magala, Luyinda (ab`ennggonge balituuma), Kaaya, Kasoma, Migadde, Ssebitosi, Kinenennyumba, Joga, Kiwanda, Magala, Luyinda, Kaaya, Lubira, Nkuubi, Kasoma, Migadde, Kalali, Lubinga, Ssenkooto, Matumbwe, Ssajjakkambwe, Ssebitosi, Kaswa, Ssebbika, Kinyira, Nnyindo, Nkuusa, Bulime, Wankalubo, Mbira, Nandere, Ssennyimba, Ssemmindi, Byangwe, Lungovu, Mugomba

Namakula, Nabatanzi, Nakitende (abembwa balituuma), Nabukalu, Nalweyiso, Najjuma, Namigadde, Naluyima, Nantaba (ab`embwa balituuma), Mpeera, Mirembe, Nankinga and Navvubya, Najjuma, Nabanjala and Nakijoba

This scaly ant-eater coils up whenever threatened. Their meat is a delicacy and its scales are used as love charms in some parts of Africa but in Uganda, pangolins are protected because of their totemic status.
Gestation is about 150 days and a single infant is born and sexual maturity is eight months.
Pangolins come in about four types; long-tailed pangolin, tree pangolin, giant pangolin and ground pangolin. All these are referred to as ‘olugave` in luganda and they are all totemic.
Pangolins are nocturnal and mainly feed on termites and ants. 
Its sticky tongue is as long as its head and body and it is toothless. Its long tail helps it to sweep insects to the tongue as it feeds.