Alur is a variety of Southern Luo spoken by about 1.4 million
people in northwestern Uganda and the north east of the Democratic
Republic of the Congo. Dialects include Jokot, Jonam/Lo-Naam, Mambisa,
and Wanyoro. It belongs to the Luo branch of the Nilo-Saharan
language family, and is also known as Aloro, Alua, Alulu, Dho
Alur, Jo Alur, Lur and Luri.
There is no official standard for writing Alur, but there are
informal conventions used in written materials and on road signs.
Alur is used to some extent in radio programmes, films, and
books. There is also an Alur version of the Bible.
Alur alphabet and pronunciation
Download a chart of the Alur alphabet (PDF, in German)
Information about Alur pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel
Ma nwaŋu podi jular jucwiyo gin moko ngo, nwaŋu
Lembe nuti, ebedo ku Jacwic, man en de e Jacwic. Ebedo ku Jacwic
ma nwaŋu podi jucwiyo gin moko ngo. Jacwic ucwiyo gin ceke
ni kume, man gin moko mbe kadi acel ma jukucwiyo ni kume ngo.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were
made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Information about the Alur language
Other languages written with the Latin alphabet