Jur language

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Not to be confused with Luo language or Lwo language.
Native to South Sudan
Region Bahr el Ghazal Region
Ethnicity Luwo, Jurchol
Native speakers
(80,000 cited 1983 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lwo
Glottolog luwo1239[2]

Jur, also known as Luwo (Luo, Dheluwo), is a language spoken by Luwo people of Bahr el Ghazal region in South Sudan. The language is most prominently spoken in western and northern parts of Bahr El Ghazal. These people are one of the Luo peoples of East Africa.

Sample phrases[edit]

English Luwo
Hello (How are you?) Mahdhia (Ni dih)?
I am fine (nothing bad) Gihn me raaj tooro.
What is your name? Nyingi nga'a?
My name is Dimo Nyinga Dimo
Child Nyithiin
Boy Nyidhohg
Girl Nyakuo
God is great Juag Duohng
Good Beer
Thank you Kori
Am happy Ciwnya med


  1. ^ Jur at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Luwo". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.