Introducing Multilingual Digital Storytelling

Multilingual Digital Storytelling

This project grew out of a request for multilingual storytelling as part of the Gaithersburg, Maryland Book Festival. The idea was for individuals to share their love of language by telling children’s stories in a variety of languages. Since that event has gone virtual, we have begun to collect audio and video stories in many languages to share with you here. We welcome your contributions. Use our Contact Form to offer your own storytelling talents.

Choose a language and a story below:

Arabic<br><span style="color: #8ed1fc;" class="ugb-highlight">عربى</span>
Arabic
عربى

A rabbit looking for change begins to appreciate what he already has.

Chinese<br><span style="color: #0693e3;" class="ugb-highlight">中文</span>
Chinese
中文

Explore Chinese with three short stories.

Japanese<br><span style="color: #8ed1fc;" class="ugb-highlight">日本語</span>
Japanese
日本語

A girl’s incredible furoshiki (wrapping cloth) saves the day.

Klingon<br><span class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">tlhIngan Hol</span>
Klingon
tlhIngan Hol

Learn or practice the Star Trek Language with various short stories.

Mayan<br><span style="color: #8ed1fc;" class="ugb-highlight">Maya</span>
Mayan
Maya

Ancient Mayan Tale of how birds got their names, told in Spanish.

Spanish<br><span style="color: #0693e3;" class="ugb-highlight">Español</span>
Spanish
Español

The story of a special  doll and her pet  with yellow eyes.

Portugese<br><span style="color: #8ed1fc;" class="ugb-highlight">Português</span>
Portuguese
Português

Tale of Iara the Mermaid.

Serbian<br><span style="color: #0693e3;" class="ugb-highlight">Српски</span>
Serbian
Српски

Tale about the Emperor, collected by Vuk Karadzic (1874).

Ukrainian<br><span style="color: #8ed1fc;" class="ugb-highlight">українська мова</span>
Ukrainian
українська мова

Explore Ukrainian with various folktales.

Yoruba
Èdè Yorùbá

Yoruba folktales about nature and family.

Yu’pik
Юпикские народы

Story about extreme weather.

Your Language?
Your Language?

Interested in sharing a story? We welcome your contributions.