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Title:Alur culture and society c. 1650-1850
Author:Shiroya, Okete J.E.ISNI
Year:1982
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Research and Development
Volume:12
Pages:13-20
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:Alur
history
ethnic groups
Abstract:Alur is one of the six major language groups represented in northwestern Uganda. The other five are Lugbara, Kakwa, Madi, Kebu and Lendu. For administrative purposes the area fails within the West Nile Region which has a population of a little over three-quarters of a million of whom a quarter million are Alur. Present day Alur society is a mixture of the Nyilwo (Lwo-speakers), the Kebu and the Lendu (Sudanic language-speakers) and the Lugbara (Madi language-speakers). This paper attempts to discuss assimilative characteristics of the Nyilwo (Alur) and how these have affected relations among the various groups in the area. Notes.
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