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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The community has thus been forced to co-exist in administrative units with the Luos, who are ideologically, culturally, linguistically and behaviourally different.
The Luos do not bury at home because they want a feast.
In recent years, Luos youth and sports industry have flourished and talented people have been working hard.
Dentre todo o conjunto de documentos que compoem um PDM foi analisada a ocorrencia da paisagem apenas na propria Lei do PDM e na Lei de Uso e Ocupacao do Solo (luos) mais conhecida como zoneamento.
There is a "madman" around this place that once insulted Luos. His utterances made me question his mental illness, for he seemed to understand what he was saying.
Without my neighbours Luos, Kikuyus, Nubians I wouldn't be where I am today.
Without my neighbours - Luos, Kikuyus, Nubians - I wouldn't be where I am today.
Yesterday, machetewielding members of two rival ethnic groups - Luos and Kikuyus - confronted each other in Mathare, another Nairobi slum.
Jute mallow roots are used for relieving toothache among the Luos of Kenya, treatment of abdominal pain, tackling menstrual and pregnancy problems as well as treating gonorrhea [5, 6, 7].
For instance, Gikuyu people (women) have used leaves of tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum [121]; Somalis have used gum resins and myrrh of Commiphora spp.; Luos in Nyanza have used leaves of Aloe spp.; and the Turkana people use leaves of Acalypha fruticosa to control and manage livestock ticks [67].