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1A member of a people inhabiting the Nile region of northern Uganda.
2The Nilotic language of this people.
Of, belonging to, or designating the Alur or their language.
Late 19th century. From Alur àlúùr, self-designation (in e.g. jo àlúùr Alur people, dho àlúùr Alur language).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.