The people of Uganda are made up from many ethnic groups, of which none form the majority. These groups are spread across 80 districts. Although English is the official language (since independence), there are over 40 languages spoken, the most widely spoken being Luganda, which is the predominant local language of the capital Kampala and the surrounding Buganda region. The second official language is Swahili, a language used throughout eastern Africa. It is no longer widely spoken, especially among the younger generations. For many it has bad memories, as it was declared the national language by the dictator Idi Amin.