Lotuko

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Lotuko

 

(self-designation Otukso), a people living in southern Sudan, near the city of Juba and between the White Nile and Pibor rivers. The population, including the related Logir, Dongotono, Loruama, and Lokoiya, is about 200,000 (1967, estimate). The Lotuko language is a Nilotic language. The Lotuko maintain their traditional religious beliefs (nature and ancestor worship). Their chief occupation is livestock raising, supplemented by hoe farming, hunting, and fishing.

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As she approached her father told her in his own language that I was a captive belonging to his friend the Arnaut Mami, and that I had come for salad.
December 4, 2015 (JUBA) - A new South Sudanese rebel faction predominantly member of the Latuka ethnic group which locally identifies itself as Otuho in Eastern Equatoria state has unveiled objectives for taking up arms against the government of president Salva Kiir, saying the government has lost historical vision for the people.
The respondents are from a variety of tribes including Zandi, Baria, Shilluk, Nuer, Baria Moro, Fajelo Latuka, Morlai, and thus they are from different regions in South Sudan.
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Now they are the Sudanese People's Liberation Army, and instead of being Madi, Bari, Acholi or Latuka, are primarily from the Dinka and Nuer tribes.
commanders, Martin Kenyi and "Commander Africa" (sic) of the Bari and Latuka tribes, now loosely allied with the Nuer forces of Dr.
The Dinka, partly driven out of their homeland by the Arabs and later by the Nuer, moved down into the border region, home to smaller tribes like the Latuka, Acholi, Bari and Madi, where the Anyanya civil war had its genesis in the middle 1950s.
There are tribes like madi, Acholi, Latuka, Taposa, Didinga just to name a few," said the official.
This research aimed to study the nutritional status of elderly women in Southern Sudan in both Bari and Latuka tribes (55 years and above).
The objective of the study was to assess the nutritional status of the elderly women in both Bari and Latuka tribes and to identify the health risk factors.
Okot Johnson Charles, an intellectual from the area who participated as poll officer, in Torit town, capital of Eastern Equatoria State, said ex-governor Brigadier General Ojetuk who contests independently leads SPLM official nominee, Louise Lobong in polling stations predominately Latuka areas including Torit town but little in other areas including SPLA barracks.
However our hatred to the policies of the north which we all know that we are doing for a right reason, is not enough because our destiny requests of us, and most importantly at this particular time in our struggle, that we treat each other as south Sudanese and not as Latukas, Dinkas, Nuers Azandes eC*.