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A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Dhe Luwo, Dhe Lwo, Dheluwo, Giur, Jo Lwo, Jur, Jur Luo, Jur Luwo, Jur Lwo, Luo, Lwo, dhɛ luuhɔ
Autonym
dhe Luuo
Population

80,000 (1983 census).

Location

Gogrial state: Gogrial West and Gogrial East counties; Tonj state: Tonj North county; Wau 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

None known. Different from Lango (Lwo) [laj] of Uganda, or Dholuo [luo] of Kenya and Luo [luo] of Tanzania, but related.

Typology

OVS.

Language Use

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

Language Development
Literacy in progress. Taught in primary schools. Literature. NT: 2003. Agency: Luwo Literacy Organization.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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