The Ntalaganya (Duiker) Clan

Duiker


Ow'Akasolya (Clan Head): Bbambaga

Akabbiro (Minor Totem)

1- Maleere ( a type of mushroom)
2- Omussukundu
3- Amazzi g'ekisasi

Obutaka (Clan Seat): Bbambaga, Bulemezi

Omubala (Clan Motto):

1- Omusajja Kalamazi ne jjo ndiramaga.
2- Mussukundu Butiko
 

Clan Elders (Abamasiga) and their seats

Bbambaga of Bbambaga in Bulemeezi
Ndimukazi of Buwanguzi in Ggomba
Mugambajjoro of Kyaliwajjala in Kyaddondo
Kalamazi of Jjinja in Kyaddondo
Wadda of Kiwawu in Busujju
Lutwama of Kakiri in Busiro
Kyaddondo of Kawempe in Kyaddondo
Nalumenya of Njolo in Busiro
Bulijjanga of Bbambaga in Bulemeezi
Ssebabi of Buggala in Bulemeezi
Kiribata of Kibutamu in Gomba
Ssensamba of Kalyabayoga in Gomba
Luzingo of Kasozikake in Gomba
Bukulu of Kabubula in Bulemeezi
Ssebunya of Bunnya in Gomba


Clan Names

 

Male

Female

Lutwama

Namagambe

Balamaga

Bwenene

Kyaliwajala

Nabateregga

Luzira

Nnabunnya

Nnanjwenge

Nnantabadde

Kabuzi

Ndibuuza

Ssingo

Nnakagye

Ssensamba

Nnakamanya

Kiribata

Zaalyembikke

Kkonde

Nakangubi

Maseruka

Nnangonzi

Kakule

Nnakanyiga

Luzingo

Nnampeera

Malembo

Nnalisanga

Bambaga

Ssiribawona

Nalumenya

Kiribaali

Gamwenya

Ssekyalikyomu

Ssebunya

 

Kayizzi

 

Kalamazi

 

Nakayonga

 

Kawagama

 

Lindi

 

 

Clan History

As most of us know, there is very little written history about Buganda. The historians that have so far written about Buganda's past have heavily depended upon what has been passed on to them by there fore fathers. This is very true with the Ntalaganya. Most of what is known about the Ntalaganya clan has been passed on by our elders who of course got such information from their fore fathers. The information that I have about the Ntalaganya clan was passed on to me by the following people; my father, the late Yoana Domasko Mubiru, my grandfather the late Andereya Ssekikubbo both from Buwanguzi Ggomba. The late Anselini Musoke Kayizzi of Kikoko Gomba, and the late Paskaali Jjugumbya Lufananenkuba

In a small hand written book that never got published, Anselini Musoke Kayizzi and Paskaali Lufananenkuba speak of the Ntalaganya clan as one the few clans that were there before the reign of Kintu. I know many historians will disagree with this, given the hidden history that many Baganda would not endure to remember. According to this small book written in 1919, our ancestral home is Kiwawu (Busujju). The authors speak of the great warrior Balamaga-Wasswa who fought and defeated Ssenkayi a Munyoro chief in Ggomba. This was during the reign of King Kateregga. After chasing away the Banyoro from Ggomba, King Kateregga made Balamaga-Wasswa the first Kitunzi of Ggomba. From this time on, the Ntalaganya people settled extensively in Ggomba.

Musoke and Lufananenkuba, in this small book stress that we are the descendants of King Wadda, said to have been the first King of Buganda (before Kintu). Some people believe that Buganda had kings before Kintu and King Wadda is said to have been the first king of Buganda. There are said to have been nine kings after Wadda namely: Bukulu I, Bukulu II, Bbanga, Musisi, Ssemandamuntu, Nsingere, Buganda, Lubaalewattu and Bemba. All these kings are said to have been of the Ntalaganya clan.

Rituals

The ntalaganya clan is the chief guardian of the Nakawanguzi. Nakawanguzi is a drum known also as Namutebi. This drum was gift to Wasswa - Balamaga from the Mamba clan. According to legend, this drum used to speak like humans. It is also said that at one time, this drum on its own traveled to the palace of King Kateregga who later on became the owner. King Kateregga in recognition of the mystery of the drum honored it by placing a charm in it. This charm is believed to have been the one King Kateregga used when fighting Kimbugwe. This drum, from the time of King Kateregga, became hereditary to the kings of Buganda. At the moment of writing, the drum is at my father's house in Buwanguzi Gomba.

The rituals associated with this drum are as follows:

1) The ntalaganya clan members do not play this drum, they only safe guard it.
2) Anyone drunk is not allowed to get close to it. Sacrifices to the drum are sugar canes not beer.
3) It is covered with a bark cloth. Because of its weight, the wind cannot blow off the bark cloth.
4) It is believed that this drum would make its self heavier if the carrier was a member of the ntalaganya clan.
5) There was a mystic belief that the drum brought lack when used during war. Every battle where this drum was used, was won. Hence the name Nakawanguzi. Villages where this drum used to be kept were called BUWANGUZI.

I hope that this small article has enlightened you about the Ntalaganya clan. As time goes on, I will be sending in more information about the Ntalaganya. Please keep checking the Buganda Home Page. Thank you and may the good Lord bless you.

Compiled by Francis Balamaga (Omutalaganya)


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