Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Shilluk and their fellow Luo people

The Shilluk are part of the Luo group which are believed to have resided originally in Western Bahr el Ghazal State,in the 10th Century due to disagreements the group split and migrated to wide range of areas.

A Map of Western Bahr el Ghazal State

Nyikang and his nation moved northward along the Nile towards Kush. Whilst other Luo groups rejected Nyikang's idea and headed south and westwards.

Nyikang led the Shilluk's to Upper Nile State to a land they now called the Shilluk Kingdom
Luo groups are found in Uganda where the Acholi,Alur (also found in the Democratic Republic of Congo), Chope, Jonam, Jopadhola, Kumam,Lango groups reside.

Ethophia where the Anyuak live on the highlands,Sudan in the Nuba region where the Funj group reside.

Also in Kenya and Tanzania where the flagship Luo (Jo-Luo) tribe resides.

Luo people are very proud of the achievements of fellow Luo Barack Obama

The most notable Luo person is Barack Obama the president of the United States,who's is an Kenya Luo (on his father's side).

Other South Sudanese tribes from the Luo group include:
    Images,references and further reading: Barack Obama Biography Wikipedia SSDRC

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