Definition of Luo in English:

Luo

Syllabification: Lu·o
Pronunciation: /ˈlo͞oˌō
 
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noun (plural same or Luos)

  • 1A member of an East African people of Kenya and the upper Nile valley.
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    • Even her first marriage to Otieno, a Luo, stretched boundaries as she is a Kikuyu, famous rivals of Luos for political and cultural reasons.
    • The provincial capital of Kisumu is the third-largest city in Kenya and is a major cultural center for the Luo.
    • Most of the wealthiest people are Kikuyu, followed by the Luo.
  • 2The Nilotic language of the Luo.
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    • Other ethnic languages include Luo, Kikuyu, Kamba, Luyia, Gusii, and Kalenjin, which are usually spoken at home.
    • They speak Luo, which is their mother tongue, and learn Kiwahili as well.
    • EAE is greatly influenced by such languages as Swahili at large, Kikuyu in Kenya, Chichewa in Malawi, Luo in Kenya and Tanzania, and Shona in Zimbabwe.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Luo or their language.
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    • Among the ceramic works featured in ‘Transforming through Fire’ were an Akan terracotta head, an Ijebu figure of an Ogboni or Oshugbo chief, a Ga'anda ancestral pot, and a Luo storage vessel.
    • In the Luo culture, there is no bigger event than a funeral feast.
    • Even young Luo teenagers, who nowadays live in Nairobi and rarely visit Luoland, nevertheless have learned to speak Dholuo fluently.

Origin

the name in Luo.

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