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Luo

 (lo͞o′ō)
n. pl. Luo also Luos
1. A member of a people living mainly in Kenya with a smaller population in northern Tanzania.
2. The Nilotic language spoken by the Luo.
3.
a. Any of several other peoples of eastern and central Africa ethnically related to the Luo of Kenya.
b. Any of the Nilotic languages spoken by these peoples.

[Luo, ethnic self-desigation.]

Luo

(ləˈwəʊ; ˈluːəʊ)
npl Luo or Luos
1. (Peoples) a member of a cattle-herding Nilotic people living chiefly east of Lake Victoria in Kenya
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Nilotic group of the Nilo-Saharan family
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Noun1.Luo - a Nilotic languageLuo - a Nilotic language      
Nilotic, Nilotic language - a group of languages of East Africa belonging to the Chari-Nile group
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Working in rural villages with the Luo people of Kenya, Sternberg's team assessed children's knowledge of natural herbal medicines used in the home.
In western Kenya's Kisumu region -- an Odinga stronghold, where the Luo people dominate -- some members of the Kikuyu tribe have left after warning messages were put under their door, residents told AFP.
The author has been closely integrated into the rural African community of the Luo people of Western Kenya since 1993.
The morning after the stranger's visit, a bishop called saying he'd heard that Luo people had been burned alive in a bus.
Born in 1971 to the Luo people living in Siaya, a region near Lake Victoria in western Kenya, Acholla lost the use of both her eyes in an accident at the age of 9.