Luwo

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A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Dhe Luwo, Dhe Lwo, Giur, Jo Lwo, Jur Luo, Jur Lwo, Lwo
Population

80,000 (1983 census).

Location

West Bahr el Ghazal State, Jur river and Wau counties.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (2011, Transitional Constitution, Article 6(1)), primary education, literacy efforts.

Dialects

Different from Lango (Lwo) [laj] of Uganda, or Dholuo [luo] of Kenya and Luo [luo] of Tanzania, but related.

Language Use

Vigorous. Thuri [thu] sometimes use Luwo as L2. All domains, local administration, some use in schools, churches. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literacy in progress. Taught in primary schools. NT: 2003.
Writing
Latin script.