ABC Masarak

Ŋgo ken kana masaraka katab mentiyoŋ?

Our Massalit alphabet has 10 vowels and 24 consonants.

Here is our Alphabet Chart in PDF format (PDF, 450 KB)

and a video of someone reading the Alphabet Chart (link to Youtube)

Some special characters in the Massalit alphabet are:

ŋ, which may be written as ng in the English alphabet, and

n̰, which may be written as ny in the English alphabet.

English alphabet Massalit alphabet
’you’ mang maŋ
’food’ nyuguri n̰uguri

Therefore, “How many children do you have?” is spelled “Maŋ kimin̰  ŋganna neyoŋ?”

These letters conform to the Chadian national alphabet.

If you have downloaded all our books, you may notice that certain words are spelled differently in different books. We have made changes to the spelling system a few times, and some of the books have the older spelling. The books with the newest spellings are Kitab 2 (Book 2) and the Kuji (Dictionary).

More information on our writing system can be found in these documents:

Massalit Orthography Guide 2013 in English (110 KB)

Massalit Orthography Guide 2014 in Massalit (144 KB)

Quick Guide to reading/writing Massalit for English speakers (48 KB)

Quick guide to reading/writing Massalit for French speakers (68 KB)

Orthography statement 2011 for linguists, original French version (206 KB)

Orthography statement 2011 for linguists, English version (159 KB)

The writing system will undoubtedly continue to develop as more people read and write Massalit.

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14 thoughts on “ABC Masarak

    • Wow wow i though that we are the least in massalit language but i really thanks Allah (s.w.t) for granting us this kind of knowledge that we are becoming same level in with the people of good technical properties but i as amer arbab sidiq argue you that let us join our hands to so that our language should be having written language in even mobile phone so that we can chart one another in our mother tongue

      • There is a free software for Android phones called Keyman, when we have tested it we will post more information about how to use it. Thanks!

      • by the will of God/Allaha will be soon inshaalaha
        thanks for your inspiration

  1. i,m very proud in this page and we have been waiting for long time some one who can bring our history but today we able to bring our future generation the meaning of massallit or ndoka ,s i wana thank men ^& women whom are efforted to bring the reality of history so we really appreciate your career we are support t u what ever you are so god blase u and god blase massara ,. aso kimbra gani kindamkoi mbarlango as

  2. we can bring our history but a today we able to make bring our for future generation the life a meaning wish this life was not so dame hard wish i could just be happy but i guess i am me an only god knows what’s going on with me wish ever one the best of luck thank you
    i am ahmed yahia from afinda northe janina yabudla’yahoo.co.uk

  3. we can bring our history but a today we able to make bring our for future generation the life a meaning wish this life was not so dame hard wish i could just be happy but i guess i am me an only god knows what’s going on with me wish ever one the best of luck thank you
    i acan bring our history but today we able to bring our future generation the meaning i am ahmed yahia from afinda northe janina yabudla@’yahoo.co.uk

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