2 new story books

2 new story collections – one of folktales, one of things that happened to people. Find them and more books at https://masarak.org/mls/kitabta

Gôki Makkam ko tara : Lukkura kanaa masarak mbo

Hikme majirin to : Kanaa sîkal ûrana wî

Reading Level: Intermediate

New Web site (Masarak, Arabic, English, French)

Please visit our new Web site in Massalit, Arabic, French and English: http://masarak.org

السلام عليكم مساليت اين ما كنتم لدينا موقع جديد في شبكة انترنت ابحثو لتجدو بما فيها من الموضوعات.http://masarak.org

يوجد في هذه الموقع كتب متنوعه وفيديوهات واشعاربالغة وكيفية كتابت الحروف.

وشكرا جزيلا

Kinde kaa Masaraa ganu kooy

Kerno ŋundu kanaa masaraka nû n̰orokam ken munduŋa –  http://masarak.org  – gani ilu kutturaŋa kenekelen̰iŋa kîkala kosiŋi


Vous êtes cordialement inviter d’aller à notre nouveau site : http://masarak.org/


New ReadingApp with audio

We are pleased to be able to share a new version of our ReadingApp!

If you have a smartphone, you can download the file here: Kôro kitabta nî 2.0 (36 MB)

The app has 16 easy-reading stories for people who are learning to read in Massalit.

If you press the “Play” arrow, you can hear someone reading the words and follow along with the yellow highlighted words.

Please try it out and let us know any comments you may have below.

Typing Massalit: Windows keyboard for computers available

Some colleagues have developed a modified Turkish (TR) keyboard for Windows computers that shows up in your normal Windows language bar.

  1. Download the zip file: TR keyboard and Andika font (1.8 MB) (Click the blue “Download” button to save to your computer).
  2. Open the zip file and “Extract All” (Note: This is an important step!)
  3. Open the folder “Keyboard tchadq MS Keyboard TR”.
  4. Double-click on the “setup.exe” file.
  5. Wait for the pop-up box (it may take awhile) to ask you for permission to install. Click “Yes”.
  6. A dialog box will be displayed when it has installed correctly. Click “Close”.
  7. Check the language bar on your computer. You should now have the TR keyboard installed. Change from “ENG” (or other language) to “TUR” to use your new keyboard.

For more information:

You can also download the TR keyboard and fonts separately:
(Click the blue “Download” button to save to your computer)

For smartphone and other computer keyboards, see our Keyboards page.

New Android app: Kôro kitabta nî

You can download a book app for Android smartphones here (6 MB).

Download and install on your phone for easy reading!

The app contains the following books:

  • Bis tîŋgi
  • Înje kâddi
  • Dîk hille ta
  • Nintika Fatime taŋa
  • Andiyak niyana
  • Âfururaŋgi nomon̰e
  • Maŋ saa nî de le
  • Hikma dala Sileman to
  • Kallikandi sîŋgee nû
  • Fatime kimin̰ mbo tîrmila
  • Aŋtiren̰ Masaraa nîŋ


For more books, see our Books page

African Keyboard for Smartphone

Good news! The African Keyboard app (for Android phones), which is available for free on the Google Play store, now includes our Massalit alphabet letters!

Here is how to get and use it:

  1. Download the app from the Google Play store: Click here OR open the Google Play store and search for “African Keyboard”. AfricanKeyboard
  2. Install the app on your phone.
  3. Go to your phone Settings to enable the keyboard:

    > Languages and Input
    > Keyboards & Input Methods
    > Current Keyboards
    > Choose
    Turn on the African Keyboard.   
  4. Go back to Language & Input. Under “Keyboard & Input Methods”, you should now see “African Keyboard” listed. Tap on “African Keyboard” and tap on “Character Set“. Choose “National Alphabet of Chad“.
  5. Now you can go to any other app, such as WhatsApp or Facebook or Messenger, and when you type, tap the Globe icon to switch between keyboards.
  6. Use the African Keyboard to type in Massalit:
    • To get any of the characters/numbers in blue (e.g. ŋ or 1), press a bit longer than usual.
    • To get the accents, just tap the letter first and then tap the accent (e.g. a and  ̂ to get â)
    • To type the n̰, tap the n first and then tap 2 times on the 7.


Thank you to Dominik and Kobi for your help on this!

For more information and instructions in English or in French, see Dominik’s Web site.

Massalit Alphabet Book

Kitab tîŋge mbo gûmma mbo (Kitab ABC for kids)

Teacher’s Book, Vol. 1 (A-L), 2016 (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Teacher’s Book, Vol. 2 (M-Z), 2016 Teacher’s Book, Vol. 2 (M-Z) (PDF, 4.1 MB)

Student’s Book (A-Z), 2016 (PDF, 6.3 MB)

This is a pre-primer called “The letters and sounds of my language”, to introduce children to the relationship between the sounds and letters of the Massalit alphabet.


For more books, see our Books page.