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Uganda: The Banyankore [Munyankore] of Uganda including arranged/forced marriage and land inheritance and the conditions under which a daughter can inherit land from the father

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 2 April 2001
Citation / Document Symbol UGA36785.E
Reference 2
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Munyankore is a singular noun denoting an individual from the Banyankore (plural) or people from Ankore region in western Uganda. According to The Encylopedia of the Third World, the Banyankore comprise eight per cent of the Ugandan population (1992, 2004). "The Banyankore are a Bantu group. They inhabit the present districts of Mbarara, Bushenyi and Ntungamo [in Ankore], western Uganda. People from the present counties of Rujumbura and Rubabo in Rukungiri District share the same culture" (Uganda Government Website); the President of Uganda is a Munyankore from Ntungamo.

In answer to questions by the Research Directorate on women in Uganda, the director of the Centre for Developing Area Studies at McGill University in Montreal, where there is "Archive of materials on Uganda," provided the attached information.

Reports on arranged/forced marriages in Ankore could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Reference

Centre for Developing Area Studies, McGill University, Montreal. Correspondence.

The Encyclopedia of the Third World. 1992. 4th ed. Edited by George Thomas Kurian. New York: Facts on File.

Uganda Government Website. n.d. "The Banyankore: Origins, Stratification, Political Set-Up." [Accessed: 30 Mar. 2001]

Attachment

Centre for Developing Area Studies, McGill University, Montreal. Correspondence.

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential

Africa Research Bulletin

The Indian Ocean Newsletter

Keesing's Recorder of World Events

IRB Databases. LEXIS/NEXIS

Resource Centre. Country File. Uganda.

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