Matu Chin readers

Matu Chin is a Sino-Tibetan language of Chin State in North-Western Burma (Myanmar). It is spoken by about 40,000 people world-wide (Ethnologue 2017). Members of the Matu Chin community in Melbourne translated these readers for RUMACCC.

Level 1 readers

TitleLanguageBlack and white editionColour edition
Animals can do this (He he ramsana loh asaithai) Matu Chin b and w (680kb pdf) colour (1.0Mb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (680kb pdf) colour (1.0Mb pdf)
Come and see (Halo lam tah so lah) Matu Chin b and w (600kb pdf) colour (1.2Mb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (605kb pdf) colour (1.2Mb pdf)
Fruit and vegetables (Thingthaih rhampu neh toianna) Matu Chin b and w (580kb pdf) colour (850kb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (580kb pdf) colour (850kb pdf)
I like animals (Ramsana kalungnah) Matu Chin b and w (500kb pdf) colour (950kb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (500b pdf) colour (950kb pdf)
Jobs (Bibina) Matu Chin b and w (680kb pdf) colour (970kb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (680kb pdf) colour (970kb pdf)
This is a house (He he im) Matu Chin b and w (640kb pdf) colour (1.4Mb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (640kb pdf) colour (1.4Mb pdf)
Very big! (Bahoeng len!) Matu Chin b and w (490kb pdf) colour (600kb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (490kb pdf) colour (600kb pdf)
What can you see? (Balae na hmuh?) Matu Chin b and w (860kb pdf) colour (1.2Mb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (860kb pdf) colour (1.2Mb pdf)
Where do we go? (Melam n'caeh uh eh?) Matu Chin b and w (700kb pdf) colour (1.0Mb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (700kb pdf) colour (1.0Mb pdf)

Level 2 readers

TitleLanguage Black and white edition Colour edition
At the market (Hnopai yoihna ah) Matu Chin b and w (570kb pdf) colour (730kb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (575kb pdf) colour (740kb pdf)
Crossing the road (Long akatphai) Matu Chin b and w (830kb pdf) colour (1.2Mb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (840kb pdf) colour (1.1Mb pdf)
Gecko is hungry (Tawkke abungpong) Matu Chin b and w (520kb pdf) colour (800kb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (520kb pdf) colour (800kb pdf)
Homes (Imna) Matu Chin b and w (640kb pdf) colour (1.1Mb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (640kb pdf) colour (1.1Mb pdf)
Like this (Tlamhe) Matu Chin b and w (520kb pdf) colour (720kb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (520kb pdf) colour (720kb pdf)
The rock pool (Lungto tuiueng) Matu Chin b and w (675kb pdf) colour (1.2Mb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (675kb pdf) colour (1.2Mb pdf)
Up and down (Aso neh adang) Matu Chin b and w (605kb pdf) colour (1.0Mb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (610kb pdf) colour (1.0Mb pdf)
Where are they? (Merhoek alae aom uh?) Matu Chin b and w (575kb pdf) colour (820kb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (580kb pdf) colour (820kb pdf)

Level 5 readers

TitleLanguage Black and white edition Colour edition
Chicken Little goes for a walk (Aica alengla dong) Matu Chin b and w (1.3Mb pdf) colour (1.2Mb pdf)
  Matu Chin and English b and w (1.3Mb pdf) colour (1.2Mb pdf)