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Thank you UNESCO for recognising Empaako

As Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Government of Uganda

Has Committed to ensure

Preservation of

Empaako Cultural heritage

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Our Land


“A fixed and closed list of twelve literally meaningless in their own contextual language but functionally rich-magical words of endearment, intimacy or respect, depending on the type of human relationship and at what moment or form of interaction and of which origin is culturally a mystery, shared and transmitted from generation to generation by millions of people across several African communities and territories of the legendary Bunyoro-Kitara Empire, Empaako is a globally unique naming system and now a UNESCO-Inscribed Representative Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity which can be harnessed to build mass solidarity and cooperation for greater Social-Economic progress”

S. Atwoki – Rwagweri, 2013.

(Official statement on the occasion of Empaako inscription by UNESCO during its 8th IGC session in Baku, Azerbaijan – 4th December 2013).

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