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Luo may refer to:

  • Luo peoples, an ethno-linguistic group of eastern and central Africa
    • Luo people of Kenya and Tanzania or Joluo, an ethnic group in western Kenya, eastern Uganda, and northern Tanzania.
      • Luoland, the tribal homeland of the group immediately above
  • Luo languages, a dozen languages spoken by the Luo peoples
    • Luo language or Dholuo, a language spoken in Kenya and Tanzania
    • Southern Luo, a dialect cluster of Uganda and neighboring countries
  • Luo language (Cameroon), a nearly extinct language of Cameroon - not associated with Luo languages above
  • Luo Scientific Reserve, a protected area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Luo (instrument), a type of Chinese gong
  • Luo, a character in the novel Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
People
  • Luo (surname) (羅 and 駱), Chinese surname
  • Jing Jing Luo, Chinese composer
  • Michael Luo (born 1976), American journalist
  • Show Luo (born 1979), Taiwanese singer, dancer and actor
  • Luo (Nickname) by Abdeel Lao Maranao Philosophers.
Geography
  • Luo River (Henan) (洛河, Luohe), a tributary of the Yellow River, flows mostly in Henan province of China
  • Luo River (Shaanxi) (洛河, Luohe), river in Shaanxi, China, second largest tributary of the Wei River.
  • Luo River (Guangdong) (螺河, Luohe), river in Guangdong, China; flows into South China Sea
  • Luo River (Fujian) (洛江, Luojiang), river in Fujian, China; flows into Quanzhou Bay of Taiwan Strait
  • Luo (also Luoyi 洛邑) the ancient Zhou capital: see Luoyang
See also
  • LUO, the IATA abbreviation for Luena Airport in Angola
  • Luo River (disambiguation)
Luo (surname)

Luo or Lo refers to the Mandarin romanizations of the Chinese surnames 羅 ( Simplified Chinese: 罗, pinyin: Luó, Jyutping: Lo4) and 駱 ( Simplified Chinese: 骆, pinyin: Luò, Jyutping: Lok3). Of the two surnames, 羅 is much more common among Chinese people.

In Cantonese, 羅 is usually romanized as Law or Lo, and sometimes Loh, or Lowe, and 駱 is usually romanized as Lok or Loc, though the more Western-appearing romanization Locke can sometimes be found.

In Teochew, 罗/羅 is most commonly transliterated as Lor or Law while 骆/駱 is written as Lok.

In Korea, 羅 is transcribed as either 라 (Ra) or 나 (Na).

In Japan, the name 駱 is pronounced as かわらげ Kawarage.

In Vietnam, the name 羅 is pronounced La and 駱 is pronounced Lạc.

Usage examples of "luo".

Marshal Luo, having just woken up after not enough sleep following the worst day he'd known since the Cultural Revolution, had a telephone thrust into his hands.

Marshal Luo, your army needs oil to refine into diesel fuel and jet fuel, does it not?

The police of the nation belonged to him, and he was responsible for civil order in the country—only if he failed would he call upon Marshal Luo, which would cause him both loss of face and loss of power at this table.

You could get in trouble around this table by promising more than you could deliver, though Luo was in the unique position—some­what shared by Interior Minister Tong—of having guns behind him and his position.

To fix that, Marshal Luo ordered a helicopter to fly up from the depot at Sunwu.

Wei said, to remind Luo that he was a political figure now rather than the military officer he'd grown up as.

Say it before Min­ister Luo, and your wife will pay the state for the bullet day after to­morrow," Wei warned.

Marshal Luo asked, when he emerged from the conference room he'd used for his nap.

Having given the launch order, Defense Minister Luo had little clue what to do next.

To that end, I demand the immediate arrest of Premier Xu, Defense Minister Luo, and Minister Zhang.

He got it, though Marshal Luo Cong, Defense Minister, and commander-in-chief of the People's Liberation Army -- and lord of the PLA's sizable industrial empire -- was now looking on with a gimlet eye.

The police of the nation belonged to him, and he was responsible for civil order in the country -- only if he failed would he call upon Marshal Luo, which would cause him both loss of face and loss of power at this table.

You could get in trouble around this table by promising more than you could deliver, though Luo was in the unique position -- somewhat shared by Interior Minister Tong -- of having guns behind him and his position.

Say it before Minister Luo, and your wife will pay the state for the bullet day after tomorrow," Wei warned.

 Odds were Luo could realize a substantial gain simply by holding them for a short time.