Luo-English and English-Luo dictionary. Responsibility: compiled by John Gray, Joy Adhiambo Gwendo. Language: Luo (Kenya and Tanzania), English. English. It will be handy for whoever likes to speak the language. Dholuo is the Here I mean some accent variation in Dholuo vocabulary usages also vary. English. Dholuo is a western Nilotic language spoken around the shores of Lake . English and ethnic languages such as Dholuo and Swahili (some Kenyans.

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Ka sibuor ni gi “mon” “mangeny'” — when Lion has many lionesses This is literally, How did you wake? I enjoyed your article. My afternoon is going well.

Finding libraries that hold this item I lived in Kenya for two years, and traveled throughout East Africa. On Glosbe you can check not only translations into language English or Luo: Dictionsry you are through with Croatia, try this one – just kidding, and thanks for your comment. Dhokuo particularly enjoyed Luo, though, as it was both handy during trips to Kisumu, the nearest major city to Busia, and occasionally useful when negotiating prices in Nairobi.

Dholuo-English dictionary

He began his education in Lira and Gulu. Ka “ng’ato” oneno oyieyo, onege — when a person sees a rat, they kill it. Examples include words for “yes” and “no. In the old days of the internet, this was the only sort of page that would exist about anything: How is the day?

I stand to be corrected because am not an expert in the language, but I have suggestions for corrections from my experience as a first language speaker:.


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First person Plural Wan – “us” Wabiro bet — we will be also “we will sit” 3.

Luo (Dholuo) Phrases and Basics

Cancel Forgot your password? We partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. How is your morning? You may send this item to up to five recipients. Lesson 2 “Abiro” mii kom ibedie — “I will give you” a chair to sit on Ntie kom, stul, kabat gi mesa e oda – there is a chair, stool, cupboard and table in my house Saa chiemo – “meal time” Aketo chiemo e mesa — I put food on the table Be careful with intonation of “aketo” The universe “Boche” — Cloud context negates need for adding “polo” Your request to send this item has been completed.

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Dholuo – Luo-English Dictionary – Glosbe

Both Lango and Acholi languages are sometimes referred to as “Lwo” by native speakers. I hope you can help me, thanks in advance Luis Salazar Torreon Coah. Adwaro stul nikech adwaro madho “kong’o” — I want a stoo entlish I want to drink beer “metho is the more common word in place of “madho kong’o”. Adwaro stul nikech adwaro madho kongo — I want a stoo because I want to drink beer. Luo occasionally borrows from Kiswahili, as Kiswahili has a larger vocabulary, and is one of the official national languages of Kenya.


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These are the ones that I’ve spotted: Cookies help us deliver our services. Don’t have an account? Compare to Acholi Lwo in northern Uganda: White man, ja rachar Black man, ja rateng.

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This means that Luo words can end in a consonant. You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to eholuo Hubpages account. This is unlike Bantu languages where words must end in a vowel. By the end of these lessons, you too will be able to state most of your wishes in the Luo language also called Dholuo.

Other Luo dialects are spoken in Uganda such as the Alur and Acholi. I stand to be corrected because am not an expert in the language, but I have suggestions for corrections from my experience as a first language speaker: The Lord’s Resistance Army–a band of rebels that has terrorized villages in northeast Uganda, kidnapped thousands of children, forced them to be child soldiers, and carried out a variety of other atrocities against civilians–is led by a man dhouo Joseph Kony.

Ka mbura the oongegi iwgi bende – if all the cats did not have their tails also.