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Language is the custodian of a people's cultural values. By learning the language of your ancestors you are not only helping to preserve your rich heritage, but also carving a niche for yourself in a world that continues to be crowded with each day that passes. Children born out of the tribal homeland often lose out on this vital aspect of cultural identity and it is to these young ones that this page is dedicated. If you can make a contribution on basic Logooli language precepts, CLICK HERE to contact the editor. Brackets indicate variations in other Luhya tongues.

LOGOOLI
ENGLISH
SALUTATIONS
Mirembe Hallo (Means Peace)
Vola ku munya How are you clansman?
   
   
PARTS OF THE BODY
Imoni, Tsimoni Eye, Eyes
Ekilenje, Ebilenje Leg, Legs
Omukono, Emikono Arm, Arms
   
PARTS OF A HOMESTEAD
Omuliango, Emiliango Door, Doors
Mbuhelu Front partition of a house (living room)
Evwasi Bedroom (Mwisisi)
   
FURNITURE AND UTENSILS
Indabu, Tsindabu General term for pot/s
Esongo, Tsisongo Water pot/s
   
   
   
ANIMALS
Ifusi, Tsifusi Hyena, Hyenas
Ingoko, Tsingoko Chicken, chickens
   
   
   
FOOD PRODUCTS
Obusuma, Liposo Maize meal, Ugali
   
   
   
KINSHIP TERMS
Koza Uncle (strictly maternal)
Senge Aunt (Senje)
   
COMMON PHRASES
Nyasaye akoonye May God help you