Gatabi clan also known as Abayangwe is a prominent clan mostly established in South- Western Uganda and other parts of Uganda. This is a clan highly associated with the Bachwezi. After the Chwezi empire disintegrated in the late 15th century, Ruhinda who was the son of Omugabe Wamara had his biological mother called Njunaki daughter of Katuku (Omuyangwe)

The Bahinda clan who are the rulers of Ankole are descendants of Ruhinda. He is Ruhinda because he had a black mark (Ekibibi) on his face. Most Gatabi clan have this black part on some part of their body.

The origin is from Wamara who produced Ruhinda with Njunaki (muyangwe) who was daughter of Katuku. From here, that's how Gatabi clan evolved.

Gatarangyi is our well recognised ancestor who produced Tashururwa, then Tashururwa produced Bikonya who also produced Turyabimanya and the rest as showed in the

Know each other

GATABI family has expanded widely and coming together in terms of website and database will help members know each other, recognise each other easily.

You can search for the name of any new member you have learnt of to see your relationship with them.

Trace member history

This will help us to know the origin of family members up to the level that can be known. There is a search option that will help members type and know the origin of fellow memners.

You can alternatively start from the top by clicking ancestry to expand the tree to present.

Know Family history

This will help us to clearly know how GATABI family started, where it migrated from, settled and where it is now with the generational trees.

The entire about section does this and individual members have their own bio that helps to understand each stage of the ancestry tree.


This will help us to connect with each other for the good of jobs, business and social reasons.

If you have any news (weddings, introductions) or announcement to make, we have a dedicated news letter that we send to all the members who have provided us with the emails.