Wich wil

to forget.

e.g.

Wiye owil ting'o wuoche.

en

He has forgotten to carry shoes.


By Nyamburko

September 20, 2019

malo

top, above 

e.g.

A malo!

en

Stand up!


By Nyamburko

September 20, 2019

Tipo

1. Shade

2. Shadow

e.g.

1. Giyweyo e tipo.

2. Inyalo tiyo gi tiponi ng'eyo saa.

en

1. They are resting under the shade.

2. You can use your shadow to tell the time.


By Smiley

September 13, 2019

Le

Axe

e.g.

Ong'ado yien gi le.

en

He has cut the tree using an axe.


By Smiley

September 10, 2019

Madafu

Coconut water.

dafu (coconut in the unripe stage, with much milk), dafu or maji ya majafu.

e.g.

Ananiosha mwili kwa maji ya madafu.

en

She bathes me using coconut milk.


By Mcheza Rafu

September 9, 2019

ng'ato

"someone" pronoun describing a person, used to mention an anonymous personality in luo dialect

e.g.

ng'ato okao gwenda e jikon 

en

someone has taken my chicken from the kitchen


By James Abonyo

September 8, 2019

Onyango

One of the Luo naming schemes (time of the day) that is actually derived from 'nyango' which referes to mid morning esp. when peaople bask in the sun to nourish their skin with vitamin D. (9am ~ 11am). The 'O' prefix before the time of the day refers to a male born while for the female, a prefix 'A' is used. Other examples of names after times of the day include:

1. Osirawende->A man born in early dawn.

2. Okinyi/Akinyi ->Born in the morning

3. Onyango/Anyango-> born in mid morning

4. Ochieng'/ Achieng'-> born when the sun is strong (12pm ~ 3pm)

5. Odhiambo/Adhiambo-> born in the evining

6. Otieno/Atieno->born at night

7. Oduor ->born at midnight hours

 

e.g.

Iluonge ni Onyango.

en

His name is Onyango.


By mikajaroya

September 4, 2019

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