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  • IPA(key): /luːˈɡændə/, /luːˈɡɑːndə/

Etymology 1[edit]

Luganda Oluganda (Luganda)

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A Bantu language spoken mostly in Uganda.
    Synonym: Ganda

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Etymology 2[edit]

Portmanteau of Ukrainian Луга́нськ (Luhánsʹk) or Russian Луганск (Lugansk) + Uganda. Alternatively borrowed from either of the two languages and coined there similarly.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (derogatory, Internet) Luhansk, in particular the mostly unrecognised Luhansk People's Republic.
    • 2019, Lorella Viola, Andreas Musolff, Migration and Media: Discourses about identities in crisis, →ISBN, Chapter 11, page 285:
      A novel abusive word for a resident of Lugansk "Lugan-don/Lugansk-condom" can be explained as either an agglutination of the two words "Lugansk" + "condom" or as a reference to a mythological country "Luganda" whose name comprises component "Lugansk" and "Uganda".
    Coordinate term: Donbabwe

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  • Erin Coyne, Igor Fisun (2017) What They Didn't Teach You in Russian Class: Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More, →ISBN