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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1994 Ikotos conference : convened amongst the Lotuko, Didinga, Boya and Toposa communities to address intercommmunal conflict, which had escalated after the 1991 SPLA split.
We strongly recommended that all tribes regardless of Dinka, Nuer, Shiluk, Lotuko, etc should not be involved in violent.
Makaraka should marry from the Lotuko, Lotuko should marry from [the] Kakwa and Kakwa should marry from [the] Shilluk.
Wrestling is still one of the most popular sports in South Sudan, particularly amongst the Dinka ethnic group, as well as the Mundari and Lotuko.
Speaking at a community gathering during his visit to Lotuko Community of Eastern Equatoria, governor Louis Lobong said the state emerged as the best during April's election despite some irregularities.