Learning Dholuo will not only help readers to understand what the Luos are, but The book will offer readers a chance to learn the language. It should therefore . Learn Dholuo (Teach Yourself Dholuo Beginners Audio Book) Global Publishers Other Useful Basic / Common Words, Phrases and Expressions in Dholuo. Dholuo, or Luo, belongs to the Luo-Acholi group of the Nilo-Saharan language family. Dholuo is mutually How difficult is it to learn Dholuo? There is no data.

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Singular Plural Translation diel diek goats dala mier homesteads nyako nyiri girls dichuo chuo men Noun Construct The noun construct is a form of the noun used in special circumstances. Luo occasionally borrows from Kiswahili, as Kiswahili has a larger vocabulary, and is one of the official national languages of Kenya. The distinction between ng’ and ng is like the difference between the ng sounds in the english words hanger and anger. What is that over there?

Luo (Dholuo) Phrases and Basics

Kiswahili also uses this structure: Puonj also means to teach. Tomorrow that I return. Luo people use it in everyday life, in areas of traditional culture and religious practice.


To form the prefix, simply remove the final -n lfarn the pronoun. Habitual tense The suffix -ga is used to indicate habitual action: The wife of my.

Cat, nyambura or paka according to ABO. There is no Dholuo equivalent to the English verb “to be” in the present tense. It has opened itself indeed! The books are over there.

Ka mbura “te” “oonge gi” iwgi bende – if all the cats did not have their tails also. And that is your first born?

Luo (Dholuo) Phrases and Basics

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Granted English words cannot start with that sound. Ntie kom, stul, kabat gi mesa e oda – there is a chair, stool, cupboard and table in my house. To provide a better website experience, owlcation.

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Useful phrases in Dholuo

The noun construct can also be used to describe a noun with a demonstrative pronoun like “this food”, learrn cat”, “those people”, “these cars”. Let’s see each other tomorrow. Future tense except the immediate future: Having come down the Nile, they have Luo or Lwo speaking cousins in the Sudan which is the area of their most recent migration.


Dholuo is a local language with dhlluo official status in Kenya or in Tanzania.

Aketo chiemo e mesa — I put food on the table Be careful with intonation of “aketo” Chieng’ ni a dogi. The family Wuon — Father, Wuonwa — my father technically “our” father Min — Mother, Minwa — my mother technically “our” mother There is no food.

Piero angwen 40Pier abich dholup and so on until Piero ochiko — For singular nouns, the suffix -a, -i, leearn, -wa, -u, -gi is added to marwhich comes after the noun it modifies:. Moko is the plural, and means dholho, other ones”. 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 named Joseph Kony.

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