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Moto Fire Umulilo

Written by Deborah Namugosa, Beatrice Nabune, Alison Tukei, Rose Sabano

Illustrated by Rob Owen

Translated by Sitwe Benson Mkandawire

Language Tumbuka

Level Level 1

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Wonani, moto!

Look, fire!

Mona, umulilo!


Moto wukocha.

Fire burns.

Umulilo uloca.


Moto wukuphika.

Fire cooks.

Umulilo ulepikilwako.


Moto wukutipa cithukizi.

Fire gives warmth.

Umulilo ulapela icikabilila.


Moto wukutipa wungweru.

Fire gives light.

Umulilo ulapela ulubuto.


Wonani, moto!

Look, fire!

Mona, umulilo!


Moto nguwemi comene.

Fire is wonderful.

Umulilo usuma.


Ndiposo ngwankhongono.

And it is powerful.

Elo kabili, walikwata amaka.


Written by: Deborah Namugosa, Beatrice Nabune, Alison Tukei, Rose Sabano
Illustrated by: Rob Owen
Translated by: Sitwe Benson Mkandawire
Language: Tumbuka
Level: Level 1
Source: Fire from African Storybook
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