Maps and Coordinates

Eleme is spoken in 10 village-clusters situated in the Rivers State of South-eastern Nigeria. The Eleme Kingdom is around 25 kilometers due East of Port Harcourt. While maps of Nigeria in general are readily available, detailed maps of Southeastern Nigeria are harder to come by

Unsurprisingly, language maps of this linguistically diverse area are only available from the SIL. Below are two SIL maps - one of Nigeria and the one of South-eastern Nigeria, complete with linguistic boundaries for all known variants spoken in the Niger Delta and beyond. Click on either of the map thumbnails to open their full size versions in a new window.

On the South-eastern Nigeria map Eleme can be found between the co-ordinates 7E and 8E, 4N and 5N. Eleme is numbered as language 443 on this map. It's surrounded by Igbo speakers to the North and West (448), Baan (442) to the South, and Khana speakers to the East. Gokana, the remaining Ogoni (Kegboid) language, neighbours Baan to the South (339). In addition to those maps given here, the SIL have also produced maps for North-western, North-eastern, Central and South-western areas of Nigeria. These are available from the SIL Ethnologue Web site.

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>Ethnologue entry for Eleme
Map of Nigeria

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Map of Nigeria


Map of South-eastern Nigeria

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Map of South-eastern Nigeria