Old Gulu Man

This old man approached me in Gulu yesterday and had a very long chat in a local tribal dialect that sounded like Arabic. It was stange to hear and nothing like other languages I have heard spoken in other countries I have travelled to in Africa.
I believe that around the 1500’s, the Bito dynasties of Buganda, (now known as Uganda), Bunyoro and Ankole founded by Nilotic-speaking immigrants from present-day southeastern Sudan.
So I guess that’s why he spoke what he did. However, I did not understand a word, other than comprehend he thought I was worth “chewing the cud” with to pass the time of day!