Check out these easy, short books for beginning readers:
Ama kuci ye (I am a bird) (PDF, 362 KB)
Bis tîŋgi (I am a mother cat) (PDF, 301 KB)
Dîk hille ta (I am a rooster) (PDF, 359 KB)
Înje kâddi (I am a big dog) (PDF, 287 KB)
Kûn̰o kâddi (I am a big fish) (PDF, 249 KB)
Andiyak niyana (The lost chick) (PDF, 249 KB)
Ŋga lo kedem tula? (Who took the eggs?) (PDF, 303 KB)
And slightly longer books, with science and nature themes:
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 French translations at the end.
See all our books on the Books page.
Check out our recently updated LITTLE BOOKS – small Massalit booklets with English and French translations at the end.
“Ajaja” “Ajbaj” (Massalit riddles) (PDF, 335 KB)
Taŋu geya (Building a hut) (PDF, 434 KB)
Âsurtu geya (Work in the fields) (PDF, 136 KB)
Kidime kambas nî mbo mûcoo nî mbo (Traditional work of men and women) (PDF, 1 MB)
Sî gi (The goat) (PDF, 646 KB)
For printable booklet versions and other books, see our Books page.
Three books that help you count from 1 to 10 in Massalit:
Saa laŋa (At the waterhole) (PDF, 991 KB)
One day, one elephant went to drink at the waterhole…
Joo nintika (Looking for legs) (PDF, 290 KB)
I went for a walk and what did I see? I saw…
Nintika Fatime taŋ (Fatime can count) (PDF, 815 KB)
One day, Fatime’s mother sent her to the market. On the way, Fatime saw…
Check out our new books!
Kitab gâyiriya ka alle na nîŋ (PDF, 937 KB)
How people lived in the past – cultural history of the Massalit
Kâciŋ rogora gi ndaŋ-ndaŋ te! (PDF, 2 MB)
Importance of cleaning your teeth
Fatime kimin̰ mbo tîrmila (PDF, 880 KB)
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.
To see all our books, visit the Books page.
Check out our new books!
Aŋtiren̰ Masaraa nîŋ (*NEW*)
Normal version (PDF, 700 KB)
Proverbs and idiomatic expressions in Massalit (cultural)
Nîkariyaa ambukula tag (PDF, 108 KB) (*NEW*)
The frog who asked too many questions (story)
Ndâynjara jî nî nene taŋ (PDF, 167 KB) (*NEW*)
The milk seller who was day-dreaming (story)
Kallikandi sîŋgee nû (PDF, 345 KB) (*NEW*)
Why trees are very important in our lives (non-fiction, environment)
Visit the Books page for more books.
Some people have asked how they can type in Massalit (including the ’ŋ’ and ’n̰’ etc) on their own computers. We have some special keyboards that can make it easier. One way is to use the free Keyman software with Tchad Unicode keyboard. See our new Computing page for more information.
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)
Nârkawira waja taŋ nora mbo
Normal version (PDF, 991 KB)
Two books in one! 1) General health and hygiene, nutrition, malaria, epidemics, cholera, AIDS 2) How to take care of someone with a fever, cough, wounds, burns, etc.
For all our books, see the Books page