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Southern Luo language

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ISO 639-2  luo
Region  Uganda and adjoining areas
Native speakers  8.8 million (2001–2009)
Language family  Nilo-Saharan? Eastern Sudanic Nilotic Western Nilotic Luo Southern Luo
Dialects  Adhola Kumam Dholuo (Kavirondo Luo) Alur Lango Acholi
ISO 639-3  Variously: adh – Adhola kdi – Kumam luo – Dholuo (Kavirondo Luo) alz – Alur laj – Lango ach – Acholi

Southern Luo is a dialect cluster of Uganda and neighboring countries. Although Southern Luo dialects are mutually intelligible, there are six ethnically and culturally distinct varieties which are considered to be separate languages socially.

Varieties

  • Adhola (Uganda)
  • Kumam (Uganda)
  • Luo–Acholi
  • Dholuo (Kavirondo Luo) (Kenya, Tanzania)
  • Alur–Acholi
  • Alur (Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Lango–Acholi
  • Lango (Uganda)
  • Acholi (Uganda)
  • References

    Southern Luo language Wikipedia


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