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Luo (Dholuo), Acholi, and Lango are three mutually intelligible languages of the Southern Luo group and the Western Nilotic branch of Eastern Sudanic. (Webbook)
Classifications given in Ethnologue:
The name "Acholi" is also seen as "Acoli" or "Acooli" or "Achooli"
Lango is also the name of an unrelated language in Sudan.
Acholi is also spoken in southern Sudan.
According to Ethnologue:
Although technically these are mutually intelligible, [they have] differing orthographic and political traditions. (Webbook)
According to Ethnologue:
IDRC and CASAS (n.d.) did some research on interintelligibility of Luo, Acholi and Lango.
Luo, Acholi, and Lango may be considered local languages. Luo is broadcast on the Voice of Kenya. (Webbook)
Notes from Ethnologue:
Scheven (personal communication, 1983) states there is a standardized orthography, but Bavin (personal communication, 1983) states no standardized orthography is acceptable to all groups. (Webbook) [Need more & updated info; see also #4 above]
The Wikipedia article on Lango mentions adoption of a Latin orthography.
Alphabet of Luo as reported by Hartell (1993) and presented in Systèmes alphabétiques at http://sumale.vjf.cnrs.fr/phono/AfficheTableauOrtho2N.php?choixLangue=dholuo is:
a b ch d dh e f g h i j k l m mb n nd ndh ng n'g nj ny o p r s t th u w y
The Acholi alphabet, according to a resource on the Rosetta Project site at http://www.rosettaproject.org/archive/ach/ortho-1 is:
a b bw c d e g i j k l m ny ŋ o p pw r t u w y ["c" is pronounced as "ch" in English]
Rupiny (a news site) http://www.rupiny.co.ug/
Not aware of any initiatives on this.
Resources for learning the Acholi language http://www.nathanfiala.com/acholi.html
Based on the level of interintelligibility, would certain kinds of localisation be possible for this group of tongues?
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) (n.d.), "Report of the Evaluation of the Democratization of ICT Content for Africa Pilot Project" http://www.idrc.ca/uploads/user-S/10373084350EvalDemoContentAfrica.pdf
SIL International, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, "Acholi," http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=ach
______, "Lango," http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=laj
______, "Luo," http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=luo
SIL International, "ISO 639 Code Tables," http://www.sil.org/iso639-3/codes.asp
U.S. Library of Congress, "ISO 639.2: Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages: Alpha-3 codes arranged alphabetically by the English name of language," http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/English_list.php
Wikipedia, "Acholi language," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acholi_language
______, "Dholuo language," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dholuo_language
______, "Lango language (Uganda)," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lango_language_%28Uganda%29