Alur

noun
\ ˈäˌlu̇(ə)r, äˈl- \
plural Alur or Alurs

Definition of Alur

1a : a cattle-breeding people of the Nile basin north of Lake Albert
b : a member of such people

called also Luri

2 : the Nilotic language of the Alur people

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First Known Use of Alur

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Alur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alur. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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