Ankole

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Ankole

 

an African state that arose around the 15th and 16th centuries A.D. northeast of Lake Victoria, on the territory of present Uganda. During the 17th and 18th centuries the Ankole rulers paid tribute to the head of the state of Kitara. In the 19th century Ankole was a feudal state dependent on the state of Buganda. Ankole fell under the British sphere of influence by the terms of an Anglo-German agreement in 1890, and Britain incorporated Ankole into the former protectorate of Uganda in 1901.

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Variables Frequency Percentage Age range 18-20 43 21.1 21-25 154 75.5 26-30 7 3.4 Age at menarche 8-12 35 17.2 13-17 169 82.8 Year of study Year I 66 32.4 Year II 55 27.0 Year III 60 29.4 Year IV 20 9.8 Year V 3 1.5 Tribe Ganda 52 25.5 Nyankole 30 14.7 Langi 23 11.3 Kiga 19 9.3 Itesot 10 4.9 Others * 70 34.3 Marital status Single 184 90.2 Married/cohabiting 11 5.4 Divorced 9 4.4 Religion Catholic 109 53.4 Anglican 65 31.9 Pentecostal 27 13.2 Muslim 2 1.0 Seventh-day Adventist 1 0.5 * Others includes; Acholi, Alur, Japadhola, Kamba, Kapsubing, Karamojong Kenyan, Kumam, Lugbara, Madi, Fumbira, Gere, Gishu, Konjo, Nyarwanda, Nyole, Nyoro, Soga, Toro and Sabiny tribes.