Articles Posted in the " Acholi Culture " Category

  • Luo Origin of Civilisation

    The historical analysis in this paper is a contribution towards the reclamation and linking of Luo and African history to that of ancient Itiyopianu and Egypt . . . Attempts by some western historians, Egyptologists and missionary scholars to conceal the Luo cradle-land, distort the identities of some Luo groups of peoples and their migration […]


    The history of Patiko Chiefdom begins with all other Luo Groups including that of Acholi, which they came with from “Misiri” (Egypt) beyond Sudan [or beyond Barh-el-Ghazel Region]. [The mention of Misiri is also found among some Acholi/Luo Chiefdoms like Alero, Alur/Jonam and Luo-related groups like the royal histories of Bunyoro-Kitara and Buganda Kingdoms]. Patiko […]

  • Acholi Names

    A  NAMES Pronouns in Acholi an  – I, me, a – me, I en – he, she, it o – he, she, it e – him, her in – you i – you wan – we, us wa – we, us “a” is a pronoun prefix meaning “I”  possessive suffix meaning “me”(the pronoun for I […]

  • Origin of the Puranga Chiefdom

    Puranga chief Rwot Andrea Olal Adiri and his wives dressed in Cenu, acholi traditional wears Puranga was a small divine chiefdom in 17th C before the coming of the European; it flourished until the British took over administration of Acholi territories and incorporated it under Pax Britannica. Prior to colonial rule Puranga chiefs played dual role as […]

  • The Acoli Love the Elephant

    The Acoli have lived side by side with the Elephant from time immemorial. They love the elephant and adore it for its size and strength, its unfaltering memory, sharp sense of hearing, intelligence and its overpowering presence and dignity. They call him ‘Lyec’ generally, but have also praise names for him, such as ‘Ocoro-oboke’, ‘Nyam […]

  • Acholi Proverbs

    Adong medo i kom can a slap adds to the poverty or misery. Physical abusing a poor or miserable person makes that person’s problem worse. Agoro pe camo kato kulu  a type of white ant, which comes out only at night, does not eat beyond a river. Even if you are strong you should only […]

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