New children’s picture books

We just uploaded our new picture books for children. These are books for adults to read to kids!

Picture books to read to children (Class 1):

Gêra kârifi taŋa (The coming of the rainy season)

Kima bûrtu niye gi (The child was walking)

Kima nôroci (The child who was trapping)

Kima nuccumari (The child who threw stones)

Kima sukkar mo wâyina (The child who went for sugar)

Nduŋuriya Direge taŋ (Direge’s work) 

Njeba waldama ta (A letter from a friend)

Zâgiyem aka (I went to the garden)

Picture books to read to children (Class 2):

Âsurtu geya (Work in the fields) 

Giyeya Adam tag bûrtim (Adam’s walk)

Kallikandi Hawaye ta (Hawaye’s kindness)

Kallikandi n̰êti ta (Nutrition)

Kima nârinji (The child who meddled)

Kûrdi meŋgi to (The nest of the hamerkop)

Nârkawira kima ta (Child safety)

Nduŋuriya Tûsa taŋ (Tusa’s work)

Rugura toŋo na (Household chores)

You can find all the books here – scroll down to part (G) Massalit site / English site

Literacy app in Massalit (Masalit)

We are excited to have a new literacy games app in Massalit, with the help of SIL AlphaTiles!

You can have up to 12 players using the app to play 22 games, that help practice letters and sounds and words in Massalit. Over 100 words are included. To hear a word spoken, tap on the picture. Then choose the correct letter(s) or words.

Download the Android app from the Google Play store (recommended)​​

OR download the APK file here:

The games include:

  • Choose the first letter of the word
  • Fill in the missing letter (out of 4 options)
  • Choose the right word (out of 4 options)
  • Match the word and picture (memory game)
  • Choose the right letters to spell the word
  • Find the words in the letter grid (tap the first and last letter of the word to highlight it)

Download the Android app from the Google Play store (recommended)​​

OR download the APK file here:

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

Please visit our new Web site in Massalit, Arabic, French and English:

السلام عليكم مساليت اين ما كنتم لدينا موقع جديد في شبكة انترنت ابحثو لتجدو بما فيها من الموضوعات.

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 –  – gani ilu kutturaŋa kenekelen̰iŋa kîkala kosiŋi


Vous êtes cordialement inviter d’aller à notre nouveau site :


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