Lango dialect

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Native to Uganda
Ethnicity Langi people
Native speakers
1.5 million (2002 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 laj
Glottolog lang1324[2]

Lango (also called Lwo, Lwoo, or Leb-Lango,) is a Southern Luo dialect spoken by the Langi people of Uganda. It is mostly spoken in Lango sub-region, in the Northern Region, by approximately 1.8 million speakers, or five percent of the population of Uganda. An orthography for it using the Latin script has been introduced and is taught in primary schools. It is generally counted as a distinct language because the Langi people are ethnically distinct from other Luo.


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

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