WORLD: Latest Figures on Bible Translation

Source: Wycliffe Alliance, October 2017

As we celebrate the milestone of translated Scripture in more than 3300 languages, we celebrate that God is accomplishing his mission through his power and through partnership.

At least 1.5 billion people do not have the full Bible available in their first language. Over 652 million of these have the New Testament; others have portions or at least some level of translation or preparatory work begun.

There is known active translation and/or linguistic development happening in 2584 languages across more than 170 countries.

As of October 1, 2017, over 114 million people, speaking 1636 languages, need some form of Bible translation to begin.

Also in 2017:

  • YouVersion celebrated making Scripture available in more than 1100 languages.
  • Faith Comes by Hearing also has recordings of Scripture in more than 1100 languages.
  • The JESUS film is available in more than 1500 languages.

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» Also read Wycliffe USA Celebrates 75 Years of Bible Translation.

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