Strengthen your connection with indigenous cultures and languages by reading and listening to ruddy good stories!
The Lingogo app is a digital library crammed with uber entertaining indigenous short stories.
Yes they are written in precious indigenous languages (cool eh!). But don’t worry if you’re not learning - ANYONE can enjoy these stories by using our unique interactive dual-language format.
Simply tap any sentence to bring up a human-crafted English translation complete with extra translation notes for the language nerds (like us) and audio options.
Yep, we make reading and listening to cracker indigenous stories in indigenous languages fun, easy, and accessible to EVERYONE.
Lingogo currently has stories in Te reo Māori.
Tongan, Samoan, Niuean, and more coming soon.
Interested in your local indigenous culture but not quite sure how to start learning and getting involved?
Loving your own reconnection and language learning journey but struggling to find immersion opportunities?
Fluent, well connected, and keen to spend more down time in your own language and culture?
Lingogo is built for you.
Why did we build Lingogo?
Because the world loses an entire indigenous language and its culture every fortnight.
We’re not keen to accept that stat and sharing our stories is an awesomely effective way to crush it.
Because language and culture is key to our sense of identity and belonging.
Research shows supporting and increasing indigenous people’s sense of identity is vital to closing the ridiculous socio-economic gap between us and non indigenous populations.
Because there’s some kinda freaky politics going on globally.
And we see a need for more people to be seen celebrating diversity and respecting indigenous knowledge.
Because indigenous people are the original storytellers and man can they entertain.
How to use Lingogo:
1. Choose an awesome story from the Lingogo shelf.
2. Scan the first sentence in an indigenous language.
3. Tap your sentence to read its English translation and listen to its native speaker narration.
4. Repeat with every sentence. Keep the flow going (don’t worry about or stop for unfamiliar words).
5. Celebrate. You’re picking up language and cultural concepts without even thinking about it. AND you’re revitalising indigenous languages and cultures - that makes you a hero!
What you’ll love about Lingogo:
It’s truly entertaining and you’ll feel hella’ good after a session
It speeds up your language learning journey - leading research shows that reading and listening for pleasure is hands-down the most efficient way to acquire a new language.
Every story has native speaker audio attached for those who prefer to listen.
Our translations and translation notes are crafted by real life HUMANS.
You get a beautiful new ‘screenie’ reward every time you finish a story.
It’s super convenient - step into the indigenous world at the time, pace, and place that suits you.
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The fine print:
Stories range from NZD$14.99 to NZD$16.99 when purchased individually.
Full Access Annual Subscriptions (come with 7-day free trial) are NZD$99.99
Full Access Monthly Subscription (come with 7-day free trial) are NZD$9.99
Subscriptions will renew automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the subscription period. You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal through 'Account Settings' in iTunes after purchase. For help with this, contact us. Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term.
Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
Ratings and Reviews
This app made the difference for me
I’ve been struggling to stay on track with my Spanish for years and always been so up and down. Recently went to Peru after a few months with this app and was blown away by my progress. Just from reading and listening to stories?! I stopped lessons! Do this.
Unique and fun approach to language learning.
So refreshing to find an app that has genuinely engaging and entertaining stories to help you learn Spanish. It doesn’t feel like study and it’s fun challenging yourself to hold off using the translations while you try to understand the sentences. And now they’re doing Māori stories too! My next goal!
Developer Response ,
Stoked you're enjoying Lingogo! Thanks for the positive review. We're working on new content in both Spanish and Māori for you now!
Great little app
Stumbled across this app whilst learning Spanish and found it. Great way to reinforce my knowledge and keep the learning process interesting. Definitely recommend this app to others.
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- Little Mouse Limited
- 43.5 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires a Mac with Apple M1 chip and macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2015 Little Mouse Co.
- In-App Purchases
- Full access $9.99
- Ko Rangi $16.99
- Full access $99.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.