Lotuko language

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Lotuko
Otuho
Region South Sudan
Ethnicity Lotuko people
Native speakers
(140,000 cited 1977)[1]
Nilo-Saharan?
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
lot – Lotuko
ddd – Dongotono
Glottolog otuh1238  Otuho[2]
dong1294  Dongotono[3]

Lotuko (Lotuxo), also known as Otuho, is the language of the Lotuko people of Eastern Equatoria, an area in South Sudan. It is an Eastern Nilotic language, and has several dialects.

The Otuho-speaking people are bordered by the Lokoro in the North, Bari on the West, the Acholi and the Madi in the South, the Didinga and the Boya in the East. The Otuho-Speaking region is characterized by ranges and mountains spurs such as the Imotong mountain which is the highest with an altitude of 10,453 ft above sea level. It is also the highest mountain in the whole of Sudan.

The region is divided into 5 major regions namely: Imatong, Valley, Dongotolo, Lopit, and the Great Plains regions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lotuko at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Dongotono at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Otuho". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dongotono". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.