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Published on January 28th, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT UGANDA

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Want to know what makes Uganda ‘The Pearl of Africa’? Read on. 

1. GRASSHOPERS

Feeling peckish? Chow down on one of Uganda’s most popular snacks, fried grasshoppers. Tastes like real grasshopper.

2. MATOKE

Ugandans love their bananas. So much, that it’s a staple in most meals. Their favourite daily dish is mashed banana and beans, otherwise called Matoke. 

3. LIPPY

Ugandans point with their lips, not their hands. Which means you’ll come back from there with a serious trout pout.

4. FISHY

Ugandans have come up with a solution to keeping fish smells out of cars. Tie the fish to the front of the car.

5. NILE

One of the many sources of the Nile is Rippon Falls at Lake Victoria. Totally Nile-y dude.

6. LANGUAGE

There are around forty languages spoken in Uganda. But English is the most common, which should make life easy.

7. SHORT CALL 

 Has nothing to do with telephones. It translates to “I need to do a number 1”.

8. LONG CALL 

Has nothing to do with shouting over distances. It translates to “I need to do a number 2”.

 9. 15,478,560 KG

The amount of coffee exported each month. That’s 990 million espresso’s worth. 

10. YOUNG

Uganda has the world’s youngest population with an average age of 15. So don’t be offended if someone gives up their seat for ‘elderly’ you.

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