New updated Small Books now available

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)

P1090230For printable booklet versions and other books, see our Books page.


New books! 3 counting books

Three books that help you count from 1 to 10 in Massalit:

saalangaSaa 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…

New books! “Ka alle na” (Cultural history) and 2 health books

ka-alle-naCheck 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) gardezvosdents
Importance of cleaning your teeth

Fatime kimin̰ mbo tîrmila (PDF, 880 fatiKB)
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.

New books! Massalit proverbs and 3 easy readers

Check out our new books!

proverbsAŋtiren̰ 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.

New animal and health books

Kitab sede wara taŋ kucice mbo
Normal version (PDF, 1.2 MB)
sedePicture book of common wild animals and birds with names in 4 languages (Massalit, English, French, Arabic)

Nârkawira waja taŋ nora mbo
healthNormal 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

New Videos Uploaded! (#3)

A) General videos:
Quick Look at Massalit literacy classes and workshop (2:30)

B) More on alphabet:
Massalit consonants: b and mb (4:49)
Massalit consonants: d and nd (5:16)
Massalit consonants: j and nj (4:56)
Massalit consonants: ŋ / g / ŋg (5:37)
Massalit consonants: n̰ / ŋ / c (3:44)

c) Read-Along Videos:
Kitab 2 Giraye 1 (Book 2 Lesson 1) (1:39)
Kitab 2 Giraye 2 (Book 2 Lesson 2) (2:12)
Kitab 2 Giraye 3 (Book 2 Lesson 3) (2:25)
Kitab 2 Giraye 4 (Book 2 Lesson 4) (2:28)
Kitab 2 Giraye 5 (Book 2 Lesson 5) (1:59)
Kitab 2 Giraye 6 (Book 2 Lesson 6) (1:59)
Kitab 2 Giraye 8 (Book 2 Lesson 8) (1:19)
Kitab 2 Giraye 31 (Book 2 Lesson 31) (4:28)

d) Teaching Classes / Class Videos:
Book 2 Community Class: Step 1 – Landir jera (Review) (7:26)
Book 2 Community Class: Step 2 – Gâr geya (Reading) (10:10)
Book 2 Community Class: Step 3 – Nîkariyaa (Questions/Discussion) (9:31)
Book 2 Community Class: Step 4 – Rumu (Spelling) (9:25)
Book 2 Community Class: Step 5 – Jabur Geya (Creative Writing) (21:21)

All our current videos can be found on our Videos page and at our “kanamasaraka” channel on Youtube.