Luo(redirected from Luos)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Luos: Lupus
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.
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.]
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