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List of African Great Lakes kingdoms

Summary
The African Great Lakes kingdoms refers to the numerous historic kingdoms in the African Great Lakes region. These polities existed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and had similar and yet sometimes distinct cultures, values and traditions. The Great Lakes kingdoms were found in Southeast Africa and some parts of Central Africa, in what is present-day northwest Tanzania, south Uganda, some parts of Rwanda, Burundi and Eastern Congo. *Bunyoro *Buganda *Bugisu *Bukedi *Burundi *Busoga *Buvinza *Buyungu *Buzinza *Gisaka *Heru *Igara *Ihangiro *Karagwe *Kimwani *Kiziba *Kooki *Kyamutwara *Kyania *Lango *Mpororo *Mubari *Muhambwe *Nkore *Ruguru *Rusubi *Rwanda *Rwenzururu *Sebei *Teso *Tooro Great Lakes Region: Karagwe, Nkore, and Buhaya Karagwe, Nkore, and Buhaya formed small neighboring states to the major kingdoms of Bunyoro and Buganda in the Great Lakes region. Karagwe and Nkore were individual polities, while Buhaya refers to an area along the western side of L
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