This language is also known
as Kissi, Gizi, Kissien, and Gisi.
This language is spoken by 115,000 people in Lofa County in the extreme
northwest corner of Liberia.
also spoken in Sierra Leone.
See also The
Children page for the illustrated version of prayers
in this language.
Fnyā nā / Our Father / The Lord's Prayer
Fnyā nā, nm ch hō fndāŋ nūmnd w,
chō nm pīīy māā wāŋnd ā k n nm blŋ
māā nūm kpkp ch Mlk n.
nk msā wāŋndā chī ch kp.
sbū māā wāŋnd kp chēŋnd chō ā
tōs ny() hnŋ nd, m ny hnŋ
nd ō tōsāŋ fndāŋ nūmnd y.
sbū mī sl ny dīāā n dīā pl
n l yŋndā wŋndā n tōs lŋ, m
n māl wānā tsāl n wŋndŋ nd
sbū tndŋ klā kmāl n mī tōs
yŋ wŋnd l.
n yŋ Mās Nynāā Wŋnd ō tī n
supposed to have a line over it instead of the two dots
is supposed to have a short line coming up from the left side of the
line above the letter
is supposed to have the line come upward on the left side instead