Eleme

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A language of Nigeria

Population

58,000 (1990 UBS). 2,900 monolinguals.

Location

Rivers State, Eleme LGA.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Nchia, Odido.

Language Use

Home. All ages. 95% also use English [eng]. Also use Gokana [gkn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 20%. Literacy rate in L2: 60% in English. Poetry. NT: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1990.

Other Comments

Eleme land is in an industrial area with people from many language groups living among them. Christian, traditional religion.