Ateso (from Teso) is a Nilo-Saharan language, spoken by the Iteso people of Uganda and Kenya. It is one of the Teso–Turkana cluster of languages.
According to the 2002 Uganda population and housing census, over 1.57 million people (6.7% of the total Uganda population) in Uganda spoke Ateso.
Also an estimated 279,000 people in Kenya speak it. Its SIL code is TEO.
The Ateso language comes from an area called Teso.
Hello – yoga
How are you? – Ijai biai (singular), Ijaasi biai (plural)
Fine, and you? – Ejokuna, arai ijo?
Fine – ejokuna
What is your name? – Ingai bo ekon'kiror?
My name is ... – Eka'kiror ...
Name --- Ekiror
Nice to see you. --- Eyalama ewanyun (also: Eyalama aanyun)
See you again --- Awanyunos bobo
Book – Eitabo
Because – Naarai
Moon - Elap
Water melon - Ekolit
Orange - Emucuga
Nut - Epetot
Potato - Achock
Lemon - Enimu
Tomato - Enyanyai
Onion - Emutungulu
Wedding ring - Egilut
Wheel - Alele