Category Origins

Who are the Iteso? What are they Known for?

The cover a book called “The Iteso”, by J.C.D. Lawrance for Eria Paulo Engulu

The Iteso (or people of Teso) are a Nilotic ethnic group native to the Teso sub-region of eastern Uganda and western Kenya. Teso refers to the traditional homeland of the Iteso, and Ateso is their language. They are also known as…