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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I waco ni ngo ileb?

The latter is in more current use, perhaps due to the foreignness of formal education to Luo Culture. Otit mach maloseen written on a truck lorry in western Kenya.

For example, nyo- short for nyoro”yesterday” can be prefixed to indicate the past of yesterday: I have been trying to learn Luo. There are many other tenses for which I don’t know the correct categorization, but here are some examples and translations. You just cook it like you cook meat. Time is measured differently: Also, nitie is used when there is an overt subject like “the dog” or “what” or “Paul”, but not “I” or “you” or “we” or duoluo.


Jerusha is the first wife of Nyakwaka. We were sick yesterday. Puonj, Somo – Education Puonj also means to teach.

Uganda’s first post-independence head of state, prime minister Milton Obote, was from the Lango tribe. What is today’s date? Nitie ndalo laern bende. Equivalent to pole sana in Kiswahili. Following is the conjugation of the verb ndikoto write:. Toasts used when drinking. To form a negative, ok “not” is placed before the verb, and can be contracted with neif it is present:.

Luo (Dholuo) Phrases and Basics

Ario ma ber My day is going well – reply Osaore? The family Wuon — Father, Wuonwa — my father technically “our” father Min — Mother, Minwa — my mother technically “our” mother Thanks for your continued support.

I greet you Ere wach? The longer form maber is used when following a noun or a verb; the shorter form ber is used when the adjective stands alone in a sentence. Though I am not a native Luo speaker, I can confirm that the word means life, good health. Dholko well, and you? Wach onge There is no news Long time no see What’s your name? Upon returning to the US, I saw that there were surprisingly few resources on the internet for picking up simple Luo phrases, so I thought I’d write a few down.


Luo (Dholuo) Phrases and Basics

A very big chair. Fighting one another dhooluo bad. Adhi maber, to in? An adjective or adverb can be doubled to imply emphasis both adjectives are pluralized, and the second has no ma: To macha en od ng’a? Tomorrow that I return. Plurals are formed by changing the ending of the noun according to a complex set of rules, which unfortunately has many exceptions.

Useful phrases in Dholuo

Gi and kod are both used to express “with”. I usually like kale. The first option is according to ABO. Dana iluongoni Nyar-alego — My grandmother is called Nyar-alego lady from Alego. From Jim Harries ‘Wach en gi teko’ is a favourite Luo phrase.