Musey (Museyna)

Musey is a member of the Chadic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. It is spoken in the Mayo-Kebbi Est, Mayo-Kebbi Ouest and Tandjilé regions of southern Chad, and in the Far North region of Cameroon. In 2013 there were about 308,000 speakers of Musey in Chad, and there were 50,000 Musey speakers in Cameroon in 2005.

The language is also known as Bananna, Banana Ho, Bananna Ho Ho, Mosi, Moussei, Moussey, Musei, Mussoi or Mussoy. It is closely related to Massa and Marba, which are spoken in the same area.

Musey alphabet and pronunciation

Musey alphabet and pronunciation


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Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Yesu dasi ana, «Agi li cenna ni, dagi ana, Bumiya, ko seŋ tii ŋgol suu tlen halaŋ, ko mul maŋga mbaa.
  2. Ҥami ti ma ami tam hu buuna tew tewna.
  3. Daɓami coomira ko ami daɓ cora vi suu lami cora egemina na may. Hinimi hu ndembaɗi.»



  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.


Corrections by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample video in Musey

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Information about Musey

Chadic languages

Bade, Barein, Bole, Dangaléat, Gawar, Goemai, Hausa, Hdi, Karai-karai, Kera, Lele, Marba, Migaama, Miya, Moloko, Musey, Mwaghavul, Ngizim, Polci, Sokoro, Somrai, Tangale, Tumak

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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