"Hamitic" Bahima people of Uganda.
Bahima disease - disease seen in Africa; may be due to iron deficiency when cow's milk is the exclusive diet.
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I relied on interviews, narratives and observation in the territories of eight selected ethnic identities of Uganda, namely the Acholi, Iteso, Bagisu, Baganda, Bahima, Bakiga, Lugbara and the Jonam.
I studied the Acholi with respect to Kwon Kal (Millet bread), The Iteso (Atap), the Baganda (Matooke), The Bahima (milk and its products), the Bagisu (Malewa), The Basoga (Sweet Potatoes), the Bakiga (Obushera), the Lugbara (Inya) and the Alur (Angara).
Cow milk ghee and Bahima ethnic identity in western Uganda
These are the Karimojong, The Baruli, the Bahima and the Basongora.
Eshabwe, a source made by mixing ghee with warm water containing rock salt was used as a royal pudding and is still used in Bahima cultural rituals.
The love for ghee is expressed by the diaspora Bahima.
Alan Reeve says of these cattle-keepers: "Members of the Bahima tribe, the natives resembled images of ancient Egyptians--straight noses, high cheekbones, wide flat eyes.
Ethnic groups: Baganda, Banyankole, Bahima, Bakiga, Banyarwanda, Bunyoro, Batoro, Langi, Acholi, Lugbara, Karamojong, Basoga, Bagisu, and others.
Individual ethnic groups in the southwest include the Banyankole and Bahima, 10%; the Bakiga, 8%; the Banyarwanda, 6%; the Bunyoro, 3%; and the Batoro, 3%.
Ethnic groups: Baganda 17%, Banyakole and Bahima 10%, Basoga 8%, Bakiga 7%, Banyarwanda 6%, Iteso 6%, Langi 6%, Acholi 5%.