You can download all our books here. The “Normal version” is a normal page-by-page file. The “Book fold version” is ready to be printed out double-sided and folded into booklets.
TO PRINT A BOOK USING BOOK FOLD VERSION:
Open the saved file. Go to File –> Print. Click on “Properties” and make sure the Orientation is set to “Landscape”. Make sure your printer is set to “Print on both sides” (Duplex).
The following books are meant to be printed double-sided and folded in half:
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 small children to the relationship between the sounds and letters of the Massalit alphabet.
Kana masaraka gâr meni! (Kitab 1 / Book 1)
Normal version (6th ed 2013, PDF, 1.5 MB)
Book fold version (5th ed 2012, PDF, 3 MB)
This is “Book 1”, for Massalit speakers to learn how to read and write the language. Lessons 1-2 introduce sight words and the idea of reading from left to right. Lessons 3 – 44 contain short stories and exercises to learn the letters of the alphabet.
We also have a Book 1 Teacher’s Guide (PDF, 123 KB *updated*) which shows how Book 1 may be used in classes.
Kana masarak Kitab 2 (Book 2)
Normal version (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Book fold version (PDF, 1.6 MB)
This is “Book 2”, for those who have learned to read Massalit to practise and improve. It contains 41 texts (short stories, poems, dialogues, information). We plan to add exercises and discussion questions later. Learners are also meant to write their own stories and edit them with the help of other learners.
We also have a Book 2 Teacher’s Guide (PDF, 56 KB *updated*) which shows how Book 2 may be used in classes.
Kana masarak Kitab 2 madrasa tag, Caki gîlaŋgi gi (School Book 2, Pt 1)
Normal version 2016 (PDF, 1.4 MB) **UPDATED**
This is “Book 2, Part 1” for school children. It has children’s stories, questions, exercises and creative writing ideas.
Kana masarak Kitab 2 madrasa tag, Caki mbarlaŋa gi (School Book 2, Pt 2)
Normal version (PDF, 800 KB)
This is “Book 2, Part 2” for school children. It has children’s stories, questions, exercises and creative writing ideas.
Kitab sede wara taŋ kucice mbo
Normal version (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Picture book of common wild animals and birds with names in 4 languages (Massalit, English, French, Arabic) (dictionary, environment)
Kitab gâyiriya ka alle na nî (*NEW*)
Normal version (PDF, 937 KB)
How people lived in the past – cultural history of the Massalit
Aŋtiren̰ Masaraa nîŋ
Normal version (PDF, 700 KB)
Proverbs and idiomatic expressions in Massalit
Kanaa gûrii ka Masaraa nîŋa (**NEW**)
Download (PDF, *3.5 MB*)
A history of the Massalit sultanate, including lists of Massalit villages and clans (“sutu”). Translated from the Arabic-language history by Ibrahim Yahya. This is the free electronic version with just the inside pages, without cover. The beautiful printed book is available for sale from Amazon.com.
Namn̰amire mbo nimiri tuu mbo (PDF, 671 KB) (*NEW*)
A “mini-encyclopedia” of insects, birds, fish, frogs, rodents, snakes, etc. in Massalit.
Nârkawira waja taŋ nora mbo (PDF, 991 KB)
Two books in one! General health and hygiene, nutrition, malaria, epidemics, cholera, AIDS, and how to take care of a sick person – fever, cough, wounds, burns, etc. (health)
Kâciŋ rogora gi ndaŋ-ndaŋ te! (PDF, 2 MB) (*NEW*)
Importance of cleaning your teeth
Fatime kimin̰ mbo tîrmila (PDF, 880 KB) (*NEW*)
Story of how Fatime, a child crippled by polio, was able to go to school with the help of Tôm and his friends, and how the village learned that polio vaccination is important.
Kitab jogorofiya hâbutoo dîniya taŋ nûreg (PDF, 4.8 MB) (*NEW*)
Massalit atlas/geography book, with maps of the world and the different continents.
Nîkariyaa ambukula tag (PDF, 108 KB)
The frog who asked too many questions (story)
Ndâynjara jî nî nene taŋ (PDF, 167 KB)
The milk seller who was day-dreaming (story)
Kallikandi sîŋgee nû (PDF, 345 KB)
Why trees are very important in our lives (non-fiction, environment)
Ama kuci ye (I am a bird) (PDF, 362 KB) (story)
Bis tîŋgi (I am a mother cat) (PDF, 301 KB) (story)
Dîk hille ta (I am a rooster) (PDF, 359 KB) (story)
Înje kâddi (I am a big dog) (PDF, 287 KB) (story)
Kûn̰o kâddi (I am a big fish) (PDF, 249 KB) (story)
Andiyak niyana (The lost chick) (PDF, 249 KB) (story)
Ŋga lo kedem tula? (Who took the eggs?) (PDF, 303 KB) (story)
Science and nature-related:
Âfurfuraŋgi nomon̰e (I am a butterfly) (PDF, 453 KB)
Lûn̰eya kokori taŋ (The hen) (PDF, 902 KB)
Maŋ saa nî de le (You belong in the water / Frog and Tadpole) (PDF, 382 KB)
Most of these books have English and/or French translations at the end.
Saa laŋa (At the waterhole) (PDF, 991 KB) (*NEW*)
One day, one elephant went to drink at the waterhole… (count the animals!)
Joo nintika (Looking for legs) (PDF, 290 KB) (*NEW*)
I went for a walk and what did I see? I saw… (count the legs!)
Nintika Fatime taŋ (Fatime can count) (PDF, 815 KB) (*NEW*)
One day, Fatime’s mother sent her to the market. On the way, Fatime saw… (count from 1 to 10!)
For the following small booklets, the Book fold version is meant to be printed out double-sided (duplex), cut in half, stacked, then folded in the middle:
We hope you will write and produce your own books as well.
Please feel free to give your comments or corrections below.