variants: or less commonly Acoli \ ə-​ˈchō-​lē \
plural Acholi or Acholis also Acoli or Acolis

Definition of Acholi

1a : a nomadic pastoral people of northern Uganda
b : a member of such people
2 : a Nilotic language of the Acholi people

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First Known Use of Acholi

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Acholi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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