4,130,000 (2002 census), increasing.
Southeast, primarily Buganda province, Lake Victoria northwest shore to Lake Kyoga and Tanzania border.
1 (National). De facto national language.
Most widely spoken L2 in Uganda next to English. 1,000,000 L2 speakers (Wiesenfeld 1999). Used in primary schools and churches especially in the south. Kooki dialect may be extinct. Home, work, church. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Vuma dialect is moribund. Christian, Muslim.