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Lotuko people

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Lotuko people

Lotuko (also, Lotuka) is an ethnic group in South Sudan. Their population exceeds 200,000. Their traditional home is Equatoria area on Southern Sudan. They speak Otuho language, a Nilotic language.

The primary religion of the people is an ethnic religion based on nature and ancestor worship that is deeply rooted in their ethnic identity; conversion to another religion essentially equates to cultural assimilation. Their chief occupation is livestock raising, supplemented by hoe farming, hunting, and fishing.[1]

In recent times, the Murle people have traditionally raided the Lotuko, Lopit and other tribes in the area, abducting their children.[2]

Land is held in trust by the community; with no single person in authority. In the mountains, a group of people decide they will make gardens in a certain place. The group decide the boundaries of each person's garden, with certain areas being fallow (for up to 10 years) and other areas open to cultivation (for up to 4 years).[3]


  1. ^ "Lotuho of South Sudan". People Groups. Retrieved 9 Jan 2014. 
  2. ^ Peter Lokale Nakimangole (22 Jan 2009). "Lopit and Lotuko Communities Vow to End Conflict". Gurtong Trust. Retrieved 9 Jan 2014. 
  3. ^ Dwight (5 July 1980). "Interviewing Josiah About Lotuko Agriculture". Retrieved 9 Jan 2014.

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