Thuri language

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Native to South Sudan
Native speakers
(6,600 cited 1956) [1]
  • Bodho?
Language codes
ISO 639-3 thu
Glottolog thur1255 [2]

Thuri (Turi) is a Luo language of South Sudan. The number of speakers is unknown; 6,600 were reported in 1956 (Tucker and Bryan).

The dozen Luo, Lwo or Lwoian languages are spoken by the Luo peoples in an area ranging from southern Sudan to southern Kenya, with Dholuo extending into northern Tanzania and Alur into the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They form one of the two branches of the Western Nilotic family, the other being Dinka–Nuer. The Southern Luo varieties are mutually intelligible, and apart from ethnic identity they might be considered a single language.

Bodho is said to be a dialect, but has also been reported to be closer to Luwo.[ citation needed ]

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