Dholuo or Luo or is spoken around the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya,
Sudan and Tanzania by about 3 million people. It is a member of the Nilo-Saharan
language family. The language has no official status and is used to some
extent in schools, churches and on the radio.
Since the 1960s, efforts have been made to standardise the spelling
of Luo and other Bantu languages.
Luo alphabet and pronunciation
Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel
Kar chakruok Wach ne nitie, kendo Wach ne nikod Nyasaye, kendo Wach
ne en Nyasaye. Ne en gi Nyasaye kar chakruok. Gik moko duto nochwe
kuome, kendo ka dine oonge to onge gima dine ochwe mosechwe. Ngima
ne ni kuome, kendo ngimano ne en ler mar ji. Lerno rieny ei mudho,
to odhiero mudho winjo.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by
him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life;
and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the
darkness comprehended it not.
Tower of Babel in Dholuo
Information about the Luo language
New Testament of the Bible in Dholuo
Other languages written with the Latin alphabet