4,130,000 in Uganda (2002 census), increasing. L2 users: 1,000,000 in Uganda (Wiesenfeld 1999). Total users in all countries: 5,133,450 (as L1: 4,133,450; as L2: 1,000,000).
Buganda province: Lake Victoria northwest shore to Lake Kyoga and Tanzania border.
3 (Wider communication). De facto language of national identity.
Latin script [Latn], used since 1947.
Vuma dialect is moribund. Christian, Muslim.