Pitt Rivers Museum Luo Visual History


The Luo comprise a number of communities made up of various clans ( oganda ) and sub-clans who migrated into Kenya in various small groups led by clan leaders ( ruoth ). After settling in Nyanza region, each clan carved out and defended its own territory, later called 'locations' ( piny ).

Luo locations boundaries

From E. E. Evans-Pritchard, The Position of Woman in Primitive Societies and Other Essays in Social Anthropology.
Faber and Faber, London 1965 page 207