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Luo languages

Index Luo languages

The dozen Luo, Lwo or Lwoian languages are spoken by the Luo peoples in an area ranging from southern Sudan to southern Kenya, with Dholuo extending into northern Tanzania and Alur into the Democratic Republic of the Congo. [1]

27 relations: Acholi dialect, Adhola dialect, Alur language, Anuak language, Belanda Bor language, Bethwell Allan Ogot, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eastern Sudanic languages, Ethiopia, Islamization of the Sudan region, Jur language, Kenya, Kumam dialect, Lango dialect, Luo dialect, Luo peoples, Mutual intelligibility, Nilotic languages, Päri language, Shilluk language, South Sudan, Southern Luo language, Sudan, Tanzania, Thuri language, Uganda, Western Nilotic languages.

Acholi dialect

Acholi (also Acoli, Akoli, Acooli, Atscholi, Shuli, Gang, Lwoo, Lwo, Lok Acoli, Dok Acoli) is a Southern Luo dialect spoken by the Acholi people in the districts of Gulu, Kitgum and Pader (a region known as Acholiland) in northern Uganda.

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Adhola dialect

Adhola, also known as Jopadhola and Ludama, is a dialect of Southern Luo spoken by the Adhola people (a.k.a. Jopadhola or Badama) of Uganda.

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Alur language

Alur (Dho-Alur) is a Western Nilotic language spoken in the southern West Nile region of Uganda and the northeastern Ituri Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Anuak language

Anuak or Anywa is a Nilotic language of the Nilo-Saharan language family.

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Belanda Bor language

Belanda Bor, or just Bor, is a Luo language of South Sudan.

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Bethwell Allan Ogot

Bethwell Allan Ogot (born 1929) is a historian from Kenya.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.

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Eastern Sudanic languages

In most classifications, the Eastern Sudanic languages are a group of nine families of languages that may constitute a branch of the Nilo-Saharan language family.

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia (ኢትዮጵያ), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ, yeʾĪtiyoṗṗya Fēdēralawī Dēmokirasīyawī Rīpebilīk), is a country located in the Horn of Africa.

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Islamization of the Sudan region

The Islamization of the Sudan region (Sahel) encompasses a prolonged period of religious conversion, through military conquest and trade relations, spanning the 8th to 16th centuries.

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Jur language

Jur, also known as Luo (Luo, Dheluwo), is a language spoken by the Luo people of Bahr el Ghazal region in South Sudan.

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Kenya

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.

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Kumam dialect

Kumam is a Southern Luo dialect of Uganda.

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Lango dialect

Lango (also called Lwo, Lwoo, or Leb-Lango) is a Southern Luo dialect spoken by the Langi people of Uganda.

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Luo dialect

The Luo dialect, Dholuo (pronounced) or Nilotic Kavirondo (pejorative colonial term), is the eponymous dialect of the Luo group of Nilotic languages, spoken by about 6 million Luo people of Kenya and Tanzania, who occupy parts of the eastern shore of Lake Victoria and areas to the south.

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Luo peoples

The Luo (also spelled Lwo) are several ethnically and linguistically related Nilotic ethnic groups in Africa that inhabit an area ranging from South Sudan and Ethiopia, through Northern Uganda and eastern Congo (DRC), into western Kenya, and the Mara Region of Tanzania.

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Mutual intelligibility

In linguistics, mutual intelligibility is a relationship between languages or dialects in which speakers of different but related varieties can readily understand each other without prior familiarity or special effort.

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Nilotic languages

The Nilotic languages are a group of Eastern Sudanic languages spoken across a wide area between South Sudan and Tanzania by the Nilotic peoples, who traditionally practice cattle-herding.

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Päri language

Päri, or Lokoro, is a Luo language of South Sudan.

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Shilluk language

Shilluk (natively Dhøg Cøllø or d̪ɔ́cɔ̀llɔ̀) is a Luo language spoken by the Shilluk people of South Sudan and Sudan.

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South Sudan

South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa.

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Southern Luo language

Southern Luo is a dialect cluster of Uganda and neighboring countries.

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Sudan

The Sudan or Sudan (السودان as-Sūdān) also known as North Sudan since South Sudan's independence and officially the Republic of the Sudan (جمهورية السودان Jumhūriyyat as-Sūdān), is a country in Northeast Africa.

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Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

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Thuri language

Thuri (Turi) is a Luo language of South Sudan.

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Uganda

Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda (Jamhuri ya Uganda), is a landlocked country in East Africa.

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Western Nilotic languages

The Western Nilotic languages are one of the three primary branches of the Nilotic languages, along with the Eastern Nilotic languages and Southern Nilotic languages; Themselves belonging to the Eastern Sudanic subfamily of Nilo-Saharan.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luo_languages

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