Otuho

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A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Latooka, Lattuka, Latuka, Latuko, Lotuho, Lotuka, Lotuko, Lotuxo, Olotorit, Otuxo
Population

L1 users: 135,000 (Voegelin and Voegelin 1977). 2,500 Koriot, 1,000 Lomya.

Location

Eastern Equatoria State, Torit, Ikotos, and Magwi counties.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Koriok, Logiri (Logir), Lomya (Lomia), Lorwama, Lowudo (Lauda, Loudo), Logotok. Logiri and Lorwama may be dialects of Lango [lno], not Otuho. Lexical similarity: 64% with Lokoya [lky], 63% with Lopit [lpx], 60% with Dongotono [ddd].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Lango [lno], Lokoya [lky], Tennet [tex].

Language Development
Literature. NT: 1969.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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