Keliko people

Keliko or Kaliko is an ethnic group from South Sudan, bordering Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda. Most members of this ethnic group are Christians.[citation needed] They speak the Keliko language, which is a Nilo-Saharan language. The population of this group likely exceeds 10,000.[1]

The Keliko people are found in Lujule west and Wudabi payams in Morobo County, Central Equatoria State (CES) and in Ombachi in Yei County, CES, South Sudan. Some are also in the DR Congo and Uganda but do not speak exactly the Keliko slang in South Sudan.[citation needed]

The Wycliffe Bible Translators, in the Fall of 2018, gave to the Keliko People a translation of the New Testament in their own language. There were 1000 translated New Testaments distributed.[citation needed]


In DRC, they are called kaliko umi, more especially from Laibo, Mado, awubha awuzi and so on. There is a slight pronousation between Kaliko people in South Sudan and the in DRC.