Luwo

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A language of South Sudan

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

L1 users: 80,000 (1983 census).

Location

Western Bahr el Ghazal State, Jur river and Wau counties; Warrap State, Gogrial West, Gogrial East, and Tonj North 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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