Dholuo

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A language of Kenya

Alternate Names
Kavirondo Luo, Luo, Nilotic Kavirondo
Population

4,044,000 in Kenya (2009 census), increasing. Population total all countries: 4,184,000.

Location

Nyanza Province. Also in Tanzania (Luo).

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, community. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Swahili [swh] or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Taught in primary schools. New media. Radio programs. Films. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1953–1977.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Different from Luwo [lwo] (Luo, Jur Lwo) of South Sudan. The people are Luo; the language is Dholuo. Christian, traditional religion, Muslim.

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