Monday, 1 March 2021

NAME OF ANIMALS IN ELEME LANGUAGE

 NAME OF ANIMALS IN ELEME LANGUAGE

High Chief Osaro Ollorwi

This booklet contains two hundred and ten (210) names of animals, birds, foods, soups, fishes, fruits and other basic things in Eleme Language to aid both beginners and learners in reading and writing the language especially now that the language is at the verge of extinction.    


ENGLISH ELEME

Goat Mbo (He-Goat – Kpĩ Mbo, 

She-Goat  Okumba Mbo) 

Ram/Sheep Nnarãmbo

Duck Ɔkɔfɛɛji

Animal/Meat Nna (Generic)

Antelope Mgbãm 

Boar (Wild) Nji

Cow Alao

Bull Eduduu Alao

Horse Anyinya/Enyinya 

Donkey Anyinya Ètὸ/Enyinya Ètὸ

Rat Afii

Squirrel Ojai

Monkey Ofini

Elephant Nni

Leopard/Tiger Mpɛɛ

Moon Drake Nchoro

Impala Ɔgbɛgbɛ

Waterbuck/ Oloo


Deer Ɔtɔbɔ

Wolf Ɔkàsí 

Lion Nna'oro

Rabbit Awe

Porcupine Abina

Grass cutter Obibi

Fox Ajija

Dog Mgbao

Pig Oporopo

Bat Ekpɔ

Cat Ekooɛmɛrɛ

Tortoise Ekara'o

Turtle Ojubia

Viper/Adder Abũ

Cobra/Asp Nnarã Nkolo

Bird Enɔ (Generic) 

Fowl Ɔkɔ (Male – Duduu Ɔkɔ, 

Female - U'uu Ɔkɔ)

Chick   Onwi-nyɔɔ

Bush Fowl Mkpãrã

Sparrow Ogela Akára

Woodpecker Ekikoroeboete

Band Plover Ngelema

Vulture Ɔdɛlɛ

Eagle Ago

Pigeon Èkeekuu

Dove Njuru

Ravel Ekwɔɔɔ

Owl Egbugbuu

Parrot Okolofio

Hawk Nkwikwa

Black Kite Mkpɔɔ

Swallow Mgbamgbakara

Cricket Apĩná  

Insect Ekĩkã 

Ant Nyɔrɔ 

Housefly Nchi

Black Ant O'ĩ

Beetle Ekpã

Termite Ɛjɔbɔ

Locust Egurube

Maggot Ɛlɛ

Bee Nja'o

Bed Bug Mbibia

Lice Èchu

Cricket Apĩna

Butterfly Kpakpagogoo

Scorpion Ɔbɔrɔtɔ

Chameleon Ɔnɔni

Worm Ochumbere

Cockroach Epɔ

Fish Njira 

Kingfish Nkelu

Periwinkle Ochuchuu

Crayfish Esɔrɔ

Tilapia Ԑkpao

Trout Èboekpiná

Whelk Agongoro

Manatee Emei

Barracuda Ɔmɛɛ

Carp Ǹjiraejin

Catfish Obui

Mudskipper Ɔ̀bii

Crab Ɔkɔrɔ

Drum (Crooker) Nworo

Oyster Mba

Sardine Obachi

Shark Ekokoabura

Shynose Nda

Snapper Njijoi

Skate Ekoko

Mosquito Nfife

Centipede Gbãgbãrãrã

Millipede Ɔchuchũa

Spider Njijina

Wall Gecko Ɛnwɛtoo

Crocodile Nchaari/Ncharoo

Frog Ɔkálá

 Toad Ɔbɔɔwa

Boa/Python Ɔjɔ

Lizard Abura

Snake Nnarã

Snail Akpɛ

Electric Fish Egwii

Food Nja 

Cassava Ojaku (Ojakpo)

Yam Esaa

Tree Leaves Yam Ochu

Cocoyam Etoo

Beans Nchichámá

Potato Mgbɛɛ

Plantain Ɔbinɔɔ Eleme

Banana Ɔbinɔɔfa

Ɔbinɔɔ Ɛnɛnɛ (used to 

sweetening things)

Corn/Barley Akukuri

Pawpaw Ɔyáa(Ɔyayáa)

Soup Mbalo (Generic)

Grinded Pumpkin Soup Mbalo Okwoi Nsogu

Sliced Pumpkin Soup Mbalo Osĩì Nsogu

Pepper Soup Lolombalo

Cowpea Soup Mbalo Adɛmkpɔɔ (Popularly 

known as Native Soup)

Bitter leaf Soup Mbalo Oligbo

White Soup I'oro Mbalo

Oha(?) Soup Mbalo Ogon ('Ɔgćn)

Scent Leave Nlorobonɛ 

Pot Etepɔti/Àbã

Charcoal Ebibi

Egg Oki

Oil Nnɔɔ

Palm oil Nnɔɔ Eleme 

Honey Nnɔɔ Nja'o

Mushroom Elu 

Monkey Sugarcane Òkporόjiji 

Onions Ayo

Pepper Okofee

Salt Nlo

Pear Mbɛɛ

Guava Ńgofà 

Avocado Mbɛɛɔfɛɛji

Pineapple Ajo-ɔfaa

Groundnut Asukere

Kola Nut Egbi

Sugar Nlofa

Biscuit Nkĩkã

Bread Ɛbɛrɛɛdi

Bread Fruit Njaɔfa

Wine (Drink) Mmi 

Hot Mmi Ɔkɔri/Mmi Ɔfa

Palm wine Mmi Eleme

Tree Ètè 

Leaf Nsãkɔ/Nsãètè/Nsãe'o bãrã 

nnarã nnarã.

Bush/Grass E'o

Darkness Mmuji

Dust Oburuu

Ocean Ɛhɛrɛ

Cave Ejùjù

Rock/Stone Nnyadɛ/Okpoongo

Kiss Fifɛnɛ

X-ray Okpol-Ɛka

Stool Èkpèté

Rake Ekũrũ

Broom Nsisari

Ship Ɔwaaroo

Book Nsã  

Light/Fire Nsã

Aladdin Lamp Nsãetili 

Lamp Nsãɔfa

Umbrella Nsãètoo

Indian Bamboo Achàrà

Ɔkãni Firewood

Cap Èbétè

Sugarcane Mmimao

Mango Ofi

Coconut Ifa

Orange Oloojã

Apple Ndalo 

Bottle Olilo 

Water Mmu

Water pot Ɛkãrã Mmu

Pond Mmu Ɛbãrã

Palm Fruit Ajo

Ɔfaa Mpo Aeroplane

Xylophon Obaaogolo 

Bicycle/Iron/Rod Ekwerere

Rope Ojiji

Spade Ɛchwa

Nail Echuru (Eturu)

Jar Achũma

Needle Agiga

Cloud Okũa Mmuji

Moon Ɔ'ɛ

Sun Mgbe

Star Èsuri Njira

Sea Mmu Nlo

River Mmu Ɔdɔɔ

Lake Èkèrè Ɔkɛ

Brook Egbaigbai Ajii Mmu

Stream Mmu Ɔcha-ɔcha

Matchet Ɔgɛ

Sword Ajaata

Kitchen Knife Ngũgũá

Mortal Mbuu  

Pestle Èchũ

Thorn Èsũ

Camwood Odo

Seal Ɔdɛɛrũ

Crime Èbũ

Basket Okũ

Fan Ɛpɛɛlɛ 

Telephone Tɛlɛfuu

Teacher Ɔnɛ Otoɛ

Tailor Ɔnɛ Okɛ Enu

Doctor Ɔnɛ Okpaa Mbiɛ/Dɔkita

Judge Ɔnɛ Ofu Ɛbiɛ

Eleme Language must never die. Help the young ones to save Eleme Language from extinction. Teach your children, wards and neighbours to speak, read and write Eleme Language.  


High Chief Osaro Ollorwi

Website: www.ollorwi.com.ng

E-mail: ollorwiosaro@gmail.com

Tel.: +234 8036694027

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