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Acholi (plural Acholis or Acholi)

  1. (often in the plural) A member of people in northern Uganda and southern Sudan.
    • 2004 C. Keitesi ["a former CI soldier who served with the NRM/A in northern Uganda"], in her autobiography, quoted in 2013, Opiyo Oloya, Child to Soldier: Stories from Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, University of Toronto Press (→ISBN):
      To him every Acholi was a rebel, [...]. Every time we captured an Acholi, we had to kill them, and Drago hated this.
    • 2012, Ramkrishna Mukherjee, The Measure of Time in the Appraisal of Social Reality, Primus Books, →ISBN, page 10:
      The Acholis had barely given up hunting over a generation and now were growing the main cashcrops which were [...]. When further asked what would be the bride price for an Acholi, he blandly stated it as 100 shillings; ...

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A Nilo-Saharan language spoken primarily by this people, in the districts of Gulu, Kitgum and Pader, a region known as Acholiland in northern Uganda.

See also[edit]

Ethnologue entry for Acholi, ach Paid subscription required