Luo is a Nilotic language spoken in Kenya and Tanzania by the Luo people. It is also the language of the Alur, who live in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Luo is one of the six major languages of Kenya. The Luo language is part of the Western Nilotic language family. It is related to other languages in the family such as Dinka, Nuer, and Ateso. The Luo language is also closely related to Lango, a language spoken in Uganda. The Luo people have a rich oral tradition. Many of their stories and songs have been passed down from generation to generation. The Luo language is also rich in proverbs. Luo is a tonal language. This means that the meaning of a word can change depending on the tone that is used when pronouncing it. There are two main tones in Luo: high and low. Luo is written using the Latin alphabet. There are also some Luo words that are written using Arabic script. Luo is spoken by about 3 million people. It is an official language of Kenya and is also taught in schools in Tanzania.

Language group

Eastern Sudanic languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Luo, Kenya, Latin
Luo, Kenya
Luo, Latin