Alur people

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Alur are an ethnic group who live mainly in the Nebbi, Zombo, and Arua districts in northwestern Uganda, but also in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, north of Lake Albert. They are part of the larger Luo group, and their language is closely related to Acholi and Japadhola. Some Alur speak Lendu and Kebu.

The Alur Kingdom is probably the only one that was unaffected by the Ugandan ban on traditional monarchies in 1966.[1]

In DRC, the Alur people are organized in deferent chiefdoms namely; Angal, Alur Juganda, Jukoth, Mukambu, Junam, War Palara, Panduru and Lendu Watsi. Based on the royal spear head bearing tradition, the Ubimu of Alur tribe H.M Philip Olarker Rauni III is the supreme ruler of the entire Alur tribe, with his capital at Kaal Atyak Winam, Zombo district - Uganda.

In Angal, the current Chief is called Rwoth Djalore Serge II. He took over from his late father Kamanda who died in 1998. All these sub tribes of the Alur descended directly from King Nyipir lineage (Aidan 1953: The Alur Society; a Study in Processes and Types of Domination).