Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a people living mainly in Kenya with a smaller population in northern Tanzania.
  • noun The Nilotic language spoken by the Luo.
  • noun Any of several other peoples of eastern and central Africa ethnically related to the Luo of Kenya.
  • noun Any of the Nilotic languages spoken by these peoples.

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  • proper noun An ethnic group in southern Sudan, Kenya, and neighboring countries.
  • proper noun The Nilotic language spoken by this group, also known as Dholuo.
  • proper noun A surname of Chinese origin: (Luō), (Luò).
  • proper noun Luo River in China

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Luo, ethnic self-desigation.]

Examples

  • Shaoqiang and Qin Luo He, known as "Jack" and "Casey," were battling legal and health problems at the time.

    After custody battle, Chinese girl set to be united with birth parents

  • Luo is a typical example of how a migrant worker can go off the rails due to sexual frustration.

    Chinese Migrants Troubled by Lack of Sex | Impact Lab

  • I called Luo to ask him why annotating, archiving, and searching of digital images is still largely a manual task akin to placing prints in a photo albums.

    Material World: December 2007

  • I called Luo to ask him why annotating, archiving, and searching of digital images is still largely a manual task akin to placing prints in a photo albums.

    Material World: Where Oh Where Art Thou, Digital Image?

  • Many people will tell you that the Luo are a fish-eating people.

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  • The Luo are the third largest ethnic group (13 percent) in Kenya, after the Kikuyu (20 percent) and the Luhya (17 percent).

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  • Or as Mr. Mazrui informed all of us during the January symposium which was supposed to be about Blacks and abolition of the U.S. slave trade, the United States may beat Kenya by electing the first "Luo" president.

    BHM (Black History Month)

  • Or as Mr. Mazrui informed all of us during the January symposium which was supposed to be about Blacks and abolition of the U.S. slave trade, the United States may beat Kenya by electing the first "Luo" president.

    Black History Month on the Eve of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

  • Or as Mr. Mazrui informed all of us during the January symposium which was supposed to be about Blacks and abolition of the U.S. slave trade, the United States may beat Kenya by electing the first "Luo" president.

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  • Or as Mr. Mazrui informed all of us during the January symposium which was supposed to be about Blacks and abolition of the U.S. slave trade, the United States may beat Kenya by electing the first "Luo" president.

    Culture/ethnicity/race

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