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Luo

 

a people of Kenya, living primarily along the shores of Lake Victoria. The Luo are closely related to the Gaya (Giranga) and Dama. Population, 1.4 million (1967 estimate). The Luo language belongs to the Nilotic group. Most Luo have preserved their traditional beliefs, although some are Muslims and Christians. In some regions the Luo live together with the Bantu Luhya, with whose material and spiritual culture they have much in common. Their chief occupation is farming (corn, millet, sorghum), but many migrate seasonally to cities in search of work.

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Drawing on phenomenological method, after a long period of close identification with the Luo people in western Kenya, I suggest thoughts that may be in the minds of Luo people as they hear the Bible read.
By this time we were already deep in Luo people's worldview, and way outside of Western world views!
While the progression from dala to gunda is in some ways automatic in the course of human life cycles, there is also a sense for the Luo people in which it should not be inevitable.
Kirwen, a Maryknoll Missionary working among the Luo people of Tanzania.
Kirwen, a Christian missionary from the United States, has a fundamental responsibility to seek out imageries and didactic approaches relevant to the context of Riana and his Luo people.
While he continues to be an effective agent of Christian missionary work in Africa, these encounters during the early years of his ministry among the Luo people led him to experience a "hermeneutic conversion." (9) This involves entering into a new realm of seeing oneself through the eyes of the other.